Friday, February 8, 2013 Updated: February 9, 3:53 AM ET
Jeremy Taiwo sets world record
NAMPA, Idaho -- The University of Washington's Jeremy Taiwo set a world record when he cleared 7 feet, 4½ inches in the high jump segment of the heptathlon at the Boise State Challenge on Friday.
Taiwo just edged the record of 7-4¼ for the high jump portion of the event. His previous best was 6-11½.
Taiwo won all four events on the first day of the heptathlon and leads the overall standings with 3,570 points.