At the Pan American Junior Championships in Edmonton/Alberta,Canada. Vashti Cunningham had a Gold medal record breaking High Jump of 6ft 5inches.
She wasn’t the only Cunningham to take first and win a Gold medal. Vashti’s brother Randall Cunningham II won with a High Jump of 2.16 meters, just shy of his personal best of 2.26meters. Both Vashti & Randall II seem to be in for a Brother sister combo at the 2016 Olympics in Rio if they take top three in the U.S. Olympic trials.
How can you go wrong with your dad being Pro QB great Randall Cunningham. An All-Pro NFL veteran for 16 years and former top high jump champion himself back in his 79-81 high school years.
Randall Sr. has been coaching his kids for the last 6 years. Vashti Cunningham standing at 6’1 and Randall II standing 6’7 have taken the high jump world by storm. They have chosen to focus on the task of both making the 2016 Olympic team and representing the U.S.
Both Vashti & Randall II are two sport stars with Vashti getting attention in Volleyball at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas.Randall II a top QB in the country with over 30 offers in 2013 chose to attend USC,he also was honored as the Nevada Track & Field athlete of the year.
Randall Sr. and his wife Felicity who danced professionally as a ballerina are now Pastors of Las Vegas Remnant ministries. They have always taken a very active approach in there children’s development and made sure that they have always had the right type of exposure and training. Although the Cunningham kids are stellar performers on the athletic field they always keep God first and actively participate in their parent’s ministry.
Vashti is currently receiving offers from major colleges and may decide to either go pro or follow her brother to USC. Vashti said “I would love to stand on the medal platform with my brother at the 2016 Olympics in Rio “.