Hastings High School senior Trevor Lucking competed in the Minnesota Junior Olympics June 19 in Eagan and earned a spot in the Region 8 Junior Olympics this weekend in Indianola, Iowa.

Lucking jumped 13 feet in Eagan, his personal best.

He was able to make the height because he didn't stop jumping when school got out, he said.

"After track season ended I kept going out," he said.

Lucking is spending all this week practicing for the Region Junior Olympics in hope of a top finish.

"Top five would be awesome," he said.

He competes this Saturday.