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Gorman’s Cunningham Wins Women’s High Jump World Gold

Las Vegas teen Vashti Cunningham grabbed the gold yesterday in the women’s high jump at the International Association of Athletics Federations World Indoor Championships in Portland, Oregon. 

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the Bishop Gorman senior is now the youngest woman ever to win an IAAF world indoor title.

Cunningham told NBC Sports Network she plans to go pro and work on qualifying for this summer’s Rio Olympics.

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She’s the daughter of Randall Cunningham, a former UNLV and NFL quarterback.

Nikole Robinson Carroll is KNPR's Morning Edition host. You can hear her every morning from 5am until 10am on News 889. She also produces segments for KNPR's State of Nevada.