Newton North junior Carla Forbes won her second national triple jump title this year, completing the sweep Friday at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. And she wasn’t the only local athlete on the victory stand. Pembroke senior Kris Horn won the decathlon, taking first in four of the 10 events and finishing with 6,720 points.
Forbes jumped 42 feet 9 1/2 inches, the best by a high school girl this year. The distance was also a Massachusetts and New England record. She won the national indoor title at 42-5.
“I’m not surprised at all,’’ said Newton North coach Joe Tranchita. “This is like the sixth straight national title that she’s won. That’s just phenomenal.’’
Forbes has also won in junior Olympic competition and at the world youth trials.
“She just competes,’’ said Tranchita. “They had a real good field and they really highlighted the event and that’s when she shines, when the competition is best.
“Twenty-seven colleges flew in just to watch her. It was unbelievable. That only added to the pressure. It’s been an amazing run.’’
And it might not be over. Forbes will compete in the long jump Saturday night.
The UConn-bound Horn was first in the 100 meters (10.91), long jump (22- 1/4), javelin (157-4), and discus (126-5). Hopkinton’s Ryan Webster finished fourth.