HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Graduated from Terry Fox Secondary School in 2007....spent the 2007-08 year working and training for Canada's World Junior Team trials as a member of the Coquitlam Cheetahs Club team with coach Per Anderson...during early high jumping career was British Columbia 2004 Midget champion and Midget national Canadian champion...set B.C. Summer Games Midget record-holder with leap of 1.86m/6-5...was the 2006 B.C. and Royal Canadian Juvenile high jump champion...senior year was B.C. high school champion after clearing 2.05m/6-8 3/4...took fifth place at Canadian Senior Championships...disappointing third place finish in Canadian Junior National meet...was 2007 B.C. Junior champion with his PR height of 2.06m/6-9...number one-ranked junior male high jumper in British Columbia...cleared lifetime-best 2.14m/7-0 1/4 in winning the 2008 Canadian Junior high jump gold medal in Abbotsford, B.C....competed at the 2008 World Junior Championships in Poland but did not clear a bar.
PERSONAL. Born in February 1989 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada...mother Diana Swartz is a care giver...older sister Lisa and older brother Nathan...interested in athletic medicine.
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