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Monday, October 21, 2019

Randall Cunningham’s daughter Vashti in high jump at Olympics

Vashti Cunningham

Sports fans will notice a familiar name competing in the high jump at the Rio Olympics on Thursday: Vashti Cunningham.

Vashti is the daughter of former NFL QB Randall Cunningham, and she’s every bit as athletic as her father, if not more so.

Vashti is quite a talent at the high jump. She won the high jump at the USA Track and Field Indoor Championships in Portland in March, and she also won the IAAF world indoor championship in Portland a week later.

Cunningham has cleared a height of 1.99 meters (6 feet, 6.75 inches) to set the national high school and world junior record. Yes, Vashti Cunningham was a high school senior at Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas until a few months ago.

Vashti Cunningham announced in March that she was turning pro, which means she cannot compete in college. But she now can collect endorsement checks from Nike, with whom she signed.

She’ll be a contender for the gold medal in Rio.

Some photos of Vashti Cunningham in action on Page 2

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