Warhawks' Jones claims 1A high jump title

Lexi Jones of West Fork celebrates after she won the Class 1A high jump on Friday, May 18. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

DES MOINES -- This year was the year for Lexi Jones.

She went from a runner-up finish to a tie for third in her sophomore and junior seasons, respectively, in the Class 1A high jump.

Her senior year, the title was all hers.

"I can't even tell you how great this feels," Jones said. "It's a great feeling. Just the chance to go down to state: It might be hot, it might be raining. The energy, you feel it everywhere..."

The story is available in the May 23 print and online editions of the Hampton Chronicle.