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high jump

a. an athletic event in which a competitor has to jump over a high bar set between two vertical supports
b. (as modifier): high-jump techniques
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She follows in the footsteps of fellow heptathete Jessica Ennis who has been Britain's leading high jumper for the last half decade.
ALEXANDER Stadium could witness the highest ever jump in the UK and possibly a new world record in just over a week's time, predicts Birmingham-based high jumper Robbie Grabarz.
The 25-year-old high jumper is looking for respect for his event and a fair chance to make some money doing what he does best.
Babalola started high jumping in eighth grade, then came to a Palmdale team that is loaded with high jumpers.
Williams will be joined in the final by one other local high jumper - former University of Oregon standout Kyley Johnson, of Team XO, who made his opening height of 7-1/2, then missed all three attempts at the next height of 7-21/2.
And he oversees the development of high jumpers from a number of clubs from the North East, including Darlington, Chester-le-Street, Birtley, North Shields Poly, Gateshead, Houghton and Peterlee, Durham City, Jarrow and Hebburn and his own club, South Shields.
Tom added: "Hopefully I can qualify for the European Championships as it would be the next step up from the Commonwealth and I would be up against some of the best high jumpers in the world.
The Falcons' two high jumpers who tied for the Golden League title, junior Bobatunde Babalola and sophomore Jarreau Flowers, are tied with six others as the 10th seed.
At 6 feet tall, Jesse Williams doesn't have the size typical of most high jumpers.
She has plenty of support in the jumps from long jumper Jill Reynolds and high jumpers Melissa Hampton and Tamaiya Smith.
High jumpers on the boys' track team might not jump the highest in the area.
There was just a big lack of meets'' for high jumpers, Acuff said.