BATON ROUGE, La. --- Heidi Hudson of Sumrall High School made history at the 2023 LSU High School Classic breaking the Mississippi High School Girls long jump record, leaping to a distance of 18-08.5. Hudson broke her very own record from the 2022 Holiday Invitational, which occurred only a few weeks ago in current time, on Dec. 10, 2022.
Prior to Hudson, Erica Bougard, a 2011 graduate of Byhalia High School, held the record with a mark of 18-2.5, a record which stood for over 10 years. In addition to breaking the long jump record, Hudson also placed runner-up in the High Jump soaring to a height of 5-05.75.
In the 2022 Outdoor Track and Field season, Hudson was undefeated in both the high jump and long jump, and she has totaled four MHSAA 4A State Titles to her name.
She has an outdoor PR of 18-8.5, which she has now matched, and she holds a high jump PR of 5-8 from the 2022 Mississippi Meet of Champions.
With only two meets under her belt this indoor season, Heidi Hudson has equaled her outdoor PRs and proven she is ready to do nothing short of dominate. The sky is the limit for her, and with her continuation of fantastic form, more Miss. state records are on the precipice of collapse.