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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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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.
She follows in the footsteps of fellow heptathete Jessica Ennis who has been Britain's leading high jumper for the last half decade.
So far, despite becoming only the fifth American to clear 7 feet, 83/4 inches indoors at a meet in Slovakia two weeks ago, the nation's top-ranked high jumper has been unable to do either in the U.
Any potential high jumper who is interested in joining the group should go along to either of the sessions and ask for Peter.
The 6ft 3in tall athlete is steadily making a name for himself as a high jumper, and now has ambitions to be among the medals during the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
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.
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.