Tech star back from surgery, ranked second
The U.S. indoor track & field championships unfold this weekend in Albuquerque, and JaCorian Duffield is back in his accustomed spot, competing with the best in the men’s high jump.
Even a month ago, there was no guarantee.
Then three weeks ago, the two-time NCAA champion from Texas Tech cleared 7 feet, 6 3/4 inches in his first competition since he underwent surgery last May for stress fractures in his right shin. Yes, the old spring in the legs is still there.