It was an unlikely venue for a historic occasion. About ten cyclists from the DCT club had left Conte's in Clarendon after the winter's last indoor Saturday spin session. Famished from the two-hour ordeal inflicted by drill sergeant Andrew McDonald, they all sat down to sup at the Bagel Bruegger’s right across Wilson Blvd.
Near the end of their modest repast, one cyclist looked down at her purse—and spied an oversized rodent slithering across her bag.
Said cyclist, named Alicia or Alyssa or somesuch, launched into a mighty vertical leap, almost touching the high ceiling above, shattering the world mark of 61 inches for a standing vertical jump. (Her feat was actually a 'sitting' vertical leap, thus all the more impressive.)
Said rodent then disappeared. Then, perhaps 15 seconds later, said rodent reappeared, scurrying past the table. And said Alyssa or Alicia or somesuch shattered her own record, clearing 62 inches, the hair that was standing straight up on her head just grazing the ceiling.
At the same time, said vertical leaper set a new world record for decibels, 197 dB--due to her scream of joy at breaking the elevation mark, or perhaps from spying the rodent again.
Sports history had been made, on the spot, without even a warm-up.
That's great... Thanks for sharing the tale of A.'s athletic feats.
Well, there was a two hour warm up, but I'm sure the cool down kept the leap from being a WR.
Believe that said leaper's middle name starts with J or G. Think she did IM last year, Lake Peaceful or somesuch...