high jump


Definition of high jump 

: a jump for height over a horizontal bar in a track-and-field contest

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high-jump \ˈhī-ˌjəmp \ transitive verb
high jumper noun

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After helping guide the ThunderWolves soccer team to its first state title in 2017 and a runner-up finish this year, Kanjian was determined to channel that success on the high jump. Wells Dusenbury, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Palm Beach 2A-1A girls track and field athlete of the year: Hannah Kanjian, Oxbridge Academy junior," 20 June 2018 Penn junior Anna Peyton Malizia failed to clear the opening height of 5 feet, 8 inches in the high jump in the Ivy League champion’s first NCAA championship appearance. Jake Willard, Philly.com, "Villanova's Siofra Cleirigh Buttner takes fourth in NCAA 800 final," 9 June 2018 Donatlan rested after making a state-qualifying 22-2 in long jump to try three unsuccessful attempts at a personal-best 7-1 in high jump. Rick Armstrong, Aurora Beacon-News, "Conger's hunger: Sam Conger qualifies for state in three events to lift Batavia to second place in sectional," 19 May 2018 EJ Burruss and Jalen Hunter advanced in the long jump, and Cole Lewis made it in the high jump. Steve Soucie, Daily Southtown, "Honing in at home: H-F piles up state qualifiers in winning second straight Class 3A sectional title," 18 May 2018 Klein Forest’s Laila Stevenson tied for eighth (5-02) in the high jump and A'niya Galloway placed seventh (11.97) in the 100-meter dash. Alvaro Montaño, Houston Chronicle, "Northwest Houston athletes medal at state meet; Klein Collins boys place third," 16 May 2018 In 2014, DiPietro won the national championship in the high jump as a senior at Marshfield High, setting a school record of 5-10 ½. Q. How did your injury occur? John Johnson, BostonGlobe.com, "DiPietro is back to high-flying ways at Michigan State," 27 Apr. 2018 Nolan Wollmer, Whitefish Bay: The sophomore won a jump-off to claim the high jump at 6-4. Curt Hogg, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "WIAA state meet report: Athletes of the day, record-setting performances," 2 June 2018 Pike sophomore Jahn Riley won the 200 in 21.75, and teammate Lawrence Mitchell took the high jump at 6-6. David Woods, Indianapolis Star, "Despite upset loss in long jump, Guerendo keeps Avon on track for state title," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of high jump

1846, in the meaning defined above

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