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Class A track and field: Mounds Parks Yahya Madar ties high-jump record

Jun 09, 2019 - St. Paul Pioneer Press (Minnesota)

Mounds Park Academy senior Yahya Madar had plenty to smile about Saturday.

Before officially becoming the first member of his family to graduate from high school in the United States, Madar tied the Class A boys high-jump record at 6 feet, 10 inches in the state high school track and field meet Hamline University.

"It's an amazing feeling," Madar said, beaming widely. "Words cannot describe how relieved and full of joy I am feeling."

Although his high school career ended on a h...