PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) As a 9-year-old, Vashti Cunningham was a star player on her flag football team and once scrambled for four touchdowns. Of course, dad was mighty impressed with those elusive moves. Her father is longtime NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham, who now doubles as her coach in the high jump. Randall was a game-changer on the football field with his strong arm and quick feet. Vashti could be a game-changer, too. The 18-year-old has a wealth of potential and is vying for a title at the world indoor track and field championships this weekend. Later this summer, she will try to earn a spot on the American team for the Rio Olympics. Her brother, Randall Cunningham Jr., is a rising high jumper at Southern California. And to think, the father – a pretty much self-taught high jumper in high school – used to wonder how he would’ve fared in that sport had he not chosen football. His two kids provide a pretty good picture. ”A couple of weeks ago, I had a little flashback and tried to go over 5-foot-4. I looked crazy and they laughed,” recounted Randall, whose daughter competes in the high jump final Sunday. ”They put… Read full this story
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