Washington's Taiwo sets world record

Updated: February 9, 2013, 12:32 AM ET
Associated Press

NAMPA, Idaho -- Washington's Jeremy Taiwo set a world record when he cleared 7 feet, 4½ inches in the high jump segment of the heptathlon at the Boise State Challenge on Friday.

Taiwo just edged the record of 7-4 1/4 for the high jump portion of the event. His previous best was 6-11½.

Taiwo won all four events on the first day of the heptathlon and leads the overall standings with 3,570 points.

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