high jump


Definition of high jump

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

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Other Words from high jump

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

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One day in practice he’ll be focused on the high jump. Mark Stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Oak Creek's James Carter followed father's lead to become one of state's top jumpers," 2 May 2018 Burroughs also received a win in the pole vault from Alex Akobian (10 feet) and Kayla Wrobel won the high jump (4-10). Staff Reports, latimes.com, "Sports Roundup: Burbank boys’ track clinches share of league title," 14 Apr. 2018 That’s a move of more than 200 miles, with the average summer high jumping 4.1°F to 92.6°F. Umair Irfan, Vox, "Watch how the climate could change in these US cities by 2050," 30 Nov. 2018 All-conference: Second team: Junior Kassie Jordan, 200-meter dash and high jump; the 400-meter relay, senior Kiki Carle, junior Emma Helmes, junior Grace Thamann and senior Brittany Marzheuser; senior Allison Moellinger, pole vault. Melanie Laughman, Cincinnati.com, "Photographs and memories: Mother of Mercy's final athletic year, 2017-2018," 2 July 2018 Those repetitions are part of the training for Martz’s signature field event — the high jump. Dave Melton, Post-Tribune, "Mighty Martz: Wheeler sophomore Thad Martz stars in the high jump at Highland Invitational," 28 Apr. 2018 Pets can enter into categories like best kisser, highest jump, best costume, most unusual and best trick. Annie Alleman, chicagotribune.com, "Batavia Windmill City Fest continues to add free family fun," 5 July 2018 After the team took third at districts, the following individuals/relays advance to regionals: Moellinger, 400-meter and pole vault; Jordan, high jump; 4x800 relay and the 4x200 meter relay, which included Moellinger, Marzheuser, Thamann and Jordan. Melanie Laughman, Cincinnati.com, "Photographs and memories: Mother of Mercy's final athletic year, 2017-2018," 2 July 2018 Harris won the triple jump (personal best 45-8 1/2) and Morton finished third in the high hurdles (personal best 15.02) and high jump (6-2). Mike Owens, Philly.com, "Strong senior class led Riverside boys to first sectional track title," 9 June 2018

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First Known Use of high jump

1846, in the meaning defined above

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