This past weekend in Austin, Texas, the Texas Relays concluded with American T46 competitor Tobi Fawehinmi setting a new world record in the trump jump with a jump of 15.25 meters. On Monday, the paperwork was sent to confirm this record.
Fawehinmi is currently a sophmore at the University of Texas-Arlington, where he is a member of the athletics team. As a member of the team, he finished seventh in the indoor Sun Belt Conference Championships in the triple jump. During the indoor season, he had a season best jump of 47-04.50. As a freshman, he competed in four meets for the school in long jump and triple jump events. During his freshman outdoor season, he also competed in four meets, finished third in the long jump at the Crimson Tide Invitational where he had a season best jump of 23-08.25. He also had a fourth place finish in the triple jump at the Texas State Invitational off a 47-05.25 jump.
Earlier this year, Mansfield, Texas native Fawehinmi was named to the 42 member strong United States track and field team for the upcoming 2015 season, with the major events on the athletics program including the IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha, Qatar in October. He competed at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London as high school student at Mansfield Summit, where he finished 5th in the triple jump, and 10th in the long jump.