Notre Dame freshman Olivia Mroz wins state gold in high jump

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - A promising newcomer made a historic leap for the Notre Dame girls' track and field program Wednesday at the Spring Fling.

Olivia Mroz, the only freshman to reach the high jump finals in the Division II-A girls' meet, became the program's first athlete to win a TSSAA state championship in the event. She cleared the bar in her first attempt at 5 feet, 2 inches, breaking the Lady Fighting Irish record by an inch.

Mroz is the fifth Notre Dame athlete to win state in high jump, with Henry Crutcher in 2006 the most recent of four boys' champions for the school. Adarius Bowman won the event three times in a row (2001-03), with David Bouie (1992) and Ronie Readus (1989) the other winners for the Irish.

"This is my first year running track.