Ushan Perera, Texas A&M-Commerce: 2021 NCAA Division II Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Field Athlete of the Year

Perera, a freshman from Mahabage, Sri Lanka, won the high jump at the NCAA Division II Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Alabama. Perera’s top clearance of 2.26m (7-5) came on his second attempt of the competition at the height, putting him in a tie for the No. 4 performer all-time in NCAA DII. He also reset the Sri Lanka national record he broke earlier this season at 2.25m (7-4½).

DID YOU KNOW: Perera successfully cleared the first 14 bars of his collegiate career. His first miss came at the Lone Star Conference Indoor Championships on 2.25m (7-4½), but cleared that height on his second attempt.