Randall Cunningham may not be the most well-known member in his household for long. Vashti Cunningham, his 18-year-old daughter, qualified to compete in the Summer Olympics in high jump, her specialty. This makes her the youngest track team member for the U.S. Olympics in decades.
Chaunte Lowe, 32, a veteran high jumper and mother of three, finished in the first place, with Cunningham qualifying by coming in second. To win, Lowe jumped over 2.01 meters (6 feet 7 inches), a world-leading height, while Cunninghamg cleared 1.97 meters (or 6 feet 5.5 inches).
Cunningham’s father has acted as her coach as well as her agent since earlier this year when she turned pro.
Considered a favorite to win a medal at the Games, she recorded her personal best jump at the U.S. National Indoor competition in March, winning by clearing 1.99 meters (6 feet 6.5 inches).