Valdon Daniel, III stunned the crowd at the Junior Olympics when he switched up his High Jump technique and incorporated the Western Roll (straddle) to clear the bar and achieve his personal best height of the season.
Valdon had watched the Western Roll technique the night before but never tried it prior to the Junior Olympics.
When Valdon couldn't clear the bar, he perfectly executed the Western Roll as if he had been doing it for years. The spectators took noticed and roared as he cleared the bar.
Outstanding job. Valdon (formerly of Willingboro Track Club) now runs with the Mustang Track Club.