49ers McRae Headed to US Trials in High Jump

CONCORD, NC (WCCB Charlotte) — Charlotte 49ers track and field star Trey McRae is adding to his resume.

On Friday McRae will be among 26 participants in the high jump at the U.S. Olympic trials in Eugene, Oregon.

“I have been focusing all year on making the Olympic Trials,” McRae said. “It is amazing. It is mind blowing to coming from not doing track at all to having a chance to go the Olympics and jump for my country. It is a great experience.”

McRae, a Laurinburg native, swept the jumping events at the C-USA Championships on way to being C-USA Field Performer of the year this past May. He proceeded to medal at the NCAA Championships, finishing third in the men’s high jump. He also competed and finished in the Top 20 in the men’s long jump at nationals.