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 How to pronounce high-jump (audio) \ transitive verb
high jumper noun

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There, Meiler took home an impressive seven medals in the 80-85 age division, including five golds (pole vault, pentathlon, high jump, hurdles, and the 4x200-meter relay) and two silvers (triple jump and long jump). Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Meet Flo Filion Meiler, the 84-Year-Old Track and Field Athlete With Over 775 Medals," 26 Apr. 2019 The two-day decathlon comprises of the 100 meters, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400 meters, 110 hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and 1,500 meters. Richard Obert, azcentral, "Former Arcadia athlete Tim Duckworth wins NCAA decathlon championship," 8 June 2018 Lincoln-Way East’s Emma Barnard cleared 10-9 to win the pole vault, while Oak Forest’s Lynette Latocha went 5-6 to lead six area state qualifiers in the high jump. Steve Soucie, Daily Southtown, "H-F girls track coach Zontavius Johnson on Lockport Sectional: 'It really couldn't have gone much better.'," 12 May 2018 Sheasby will be joined in Charleston by sophomore teammate Isaac Suh, who was second in the high jump (6-2). Steve Reaven, chicagotribune.com, "Boys track notes: Zach Sheasby makes a big leap to become state-qualifying jumper," 18 May 2018 The Bulldogs got victories from Shalom Mejia in the 1,600 (5:29.93), Alisa Petrosyan in the 100 hurdles (18.42), Tamryn Betts in the high jump (5-0) and Andrea Castresana in the triple jump (30-8). Jeff Tully, latimes.com, "Burbank boys' track defeats Burroughs to win league championship," 20 Apr. 2018 Trinity Prep’s Samarah Hill owned the jumping events, winning the high jump (4-9.75), long jump (17-4.35) and triple jump (38-3.25). Varsity Staff, OrlandoSentinel.com, "VARSITY TODAY: Trinity Prep, Jones win districts, Cypress Creek wins in extra innings," 13 Apr. 2018 UF’s Jhonny Victor, a Celebration graduate, placed eighth in the men’s high jump to earn All-America honors. OrlandoSentinel.com, "Lake Highland Prep alum Deanna Hill contributes to dramatic USC outdoor track national title," 10 June 2018 Wollmer didn't even expect to be on the podium at the WIAA Division 1 state meet, and yet, the sophomore emerged with the gold medal around his neck as a state champion with his jump of 6-4 in the high jump. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Whitefish Bay has huge first day at state track, with Nolan Wollmer winning high jump title and Koch taking second in 800," 1 June 2018

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1846, in the meaning defined above

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