LMFAO THEY USED A POLE INSTEAD OF A BATON pic.twitter.com/OH9Em7aLvE
— Aron Jaffe (@aronrjaffe) May 4, 2016
First we saw a banana, and now there’s a high school track team that has set the bar even higher for wacky baton substitutes. The Fairfax High School team in Virginia used a high jump bar and, even more impressive, the team won the race despite what appeared to be a disadvantage.
The video, posted by Aron Jaffe on May 4, has been retweeted 1,400 times with an additional 1,900 likes as of May 9. Even when using a baton that’s tenfold bigger than a typical relay baton, Fairfax was able to win the 4x100m relay.
The event was a home meet held in Fairfax, Va. A high jump bar is typically two metres in length whereas a relay baton is about 30cm.
Here’s the team posing with their relay baton, also known as a high jump bar, after the event:
— Te’Ona (@TeOnaW) May 5, 2016
We’re just hoping the high jumpers were able to complete in their own discipline without having to report a missing jump bar.