2013 NCAA highjump, best in a decade?


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2013 NCAA highjump, best in a decade?

Postby hjumper33 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:07 pm

I cannot remember having this deep a field of quality jumpers in a long long time. Already 3 guys over 2.29 this early in the season, with multiple more in the 2.24 and higher range. Someone with more historical knowledge let me know when the last time we had a olympic silver and bronze medalist competing for an NCAA championship against each other. Im looking forward to an exciting year!
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Re: 2013 NCAA highjump, best in a decade?

Postby Marlow » Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:26 pm

hjumper33 wrote:I cannot remember having this deep a field of quality jumpers in a long long time. Already 3 guys over 2.29 this early in the season, with multiple more in the 2.24 and higher range. Someone with more historical knowledge let me know when the last time we had a olympic silver and bronze medalist competing for an NCAA championship against each other. Im looking forward to an exciting year!

We just did this. The Oly Gold and Silver medalists were on the same NCAA team competing against each other.
But your point is valid. The NCAA mHJ is hotting up rather nicely!
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Re: 2013 NCAA highjump, best in a decade?

Postby Mighty Favog » Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:11 pm

hjumper33 wrote:I cannot remember having this deep a field of quality jumpers in a long long time. Already 3 guys over 2.29 this early in the season, with multiple more in the 2.24 and higher range. Someone with more historical knowledge let me know when the last time we had a olympic silver and bronze medalist competing for an NCAA championship against each other. Im looking forward to an exciting year!

In the men's high jump specifically, it was 1937. As of right now there are 19 collegiate jumpers with PRs of 2.24m or better.
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Re: 2013 NCAA highjump, best in a decade?

Postby unclezadok » Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:48 pm

The above is all true. And yet it would not shock me if the NCAA is won at 7-3.
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Re: 2013 NCAA highjump, best in a decade?

Postby hjumper33 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:05 pm

This is one year where I would really be surprised. I think there is too much quality competition this year to not have someone around the 7'6 range at nationals. WIth weather, it can be a total crap shoot, but with how well a lot of returning jumpers performed at outdoor nationals, I think we could have something special.
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Re: 2013 NCAA highjump, best in a decade?

Postby Marlow » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:36 pm

unclezadok wrote:The above is all true. And yet it would not shock me if the NCAA is won at 7-3.

7-3 would shock me. 7-5 would not.
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Re: 2013 NCAA highjump, best in a decade?

Postby gh » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:41 pm

The 19 guys at 2.24 or higher, and what they did in the meet last year (from the upcomign NCAA Preview in the March edition of the mag)


7-8 Erik Kynard (KsSt) 1
7-7¾ Derek Drouin' (In) 2
7-7¼ Ricky Robertson (Ms) =6
7-5¾ Dwight Barbiasz (Fl) 3
*Maalik Reynolds (Penn) =6
Edgar Rivera' (Az) 11
*James White (Nb) jc
7-5¼ *Montez Blair (Corn) 14
*James Harris (FlSt) dnq
7-5 *Bryan McBride (AzSt) 12
**Zack Riley (KsSt) inel
**Torian Ware (Clem) dnq
7-4¼ *Tanner Anderson (Duke) dnq
Ronnie Black (VaTech) 9
Geoff Davis (Pur) dnq
*Marcus Jackson (MsSt) 5
Kris Kornegay-Gober (NCSt) =21
*Anthony May (Ar) inel
*D.J. Smith (Aub) dnq
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Re: 2013 NCAA highjump, best in a decade?

Postby gh » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:48 pm

7-3 would be pretty shocking indeed, given the history of the winning jump at NCAAs in Eugene:

1962
(Eugene, June 16)
(20 contestants)
1. Roger Olsen (Cal) So 6‑10

1964
(Eugene, June 20)
(16 contestants, 7 finalists; Q—6‑7/2.01)
1. John Rambo (Long Beach St) Jr 7‑¼

1972
(Eugene, June 3)
(31 contestants, 9 finalists; Q—6‑11/2.11)
1. Tom Woods (Oregon St) Fr 7‑3¼
(MR)

1978
(Eugene, June 3)
(32 contestants, 18 finalists; Q—6‑11/2.11)
1. Franklin Jacobs (FDU) So 7‑3

1984
(Eugene, June 1)
(29 contestants, 15 finalists; Q—7‑2/2.185)
1. Jake Jacoby (Boise St) Jr 7‑5¼

1988
(Eugene, June 4)
(18 contestants, 12 finalists; Q—6‑11/2.11)
1. Tom Smith (Illinois St) Jr 7‑7¾
(MR)

1991
(Eugene, June 1)
(20 contestants, 13 finalists; Q—7‑½/2.15)
1. Darrin Plab (Sn Illinois) So 7‑6½

1996
(Eugene, May 30)
(19 contestants)
1. Eric Bishop (North Carolina) Fr 7‑6

2001
(Eugene, May 31)
(20 contestants)
1. Charles Clinger (Weber St) Sr 7‑6½

2010
(Eugene, June 11)
(24 contestants)
1. Derek Drouin' (Indiana) So 7-5
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Re: 2013 NCAA highjump, best in a decade?

Postby Blues » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:33 pm

gh wrote:The 19 guys at 2.24 or higher, and what they did in the meet last year (from the upcomign NCAA Preview in the March edition of the mag)


7-8 Erik Kynard (KsSt) 1
7-7¾ Derek Drouin' (In) 2
7-7¼ Ricky Robertson (Ms) =6
7-5¾ Dwight Barbiasz (Fl) 3
*Maalik Reynolds (Penn) =6
Edgar Rivera' (Az) 11
*James White (Nb) jc
7-5¼ *Montez Blair (Corn) 14
*James Harris (FlSt) dnq
7-5 *Bryan McBride (AzSt) 12
**Zack Riley (KsSt) inel
**Torian Ware (Clem) dnq
7-4¼ *Tanner Anderson (Duke) dnq
Ronnie Black (VaTech) 9
Geoff Davis (Pur) dnq
*Marcus Jackson (MsSt) 5
Kris Kornegay-Gober (NCSt) =21
*Anthony May (Ar) inel
*D.J. Smith (Aub) dnq


And for outdoors don't forget about Nick Ross, Edgar Rivera's teammate at Arizona.. He's redshirting the 2013 indoor season, but I think he'll be competing with the above athletes during outdoors. Ross was 3rd in the Olympic Trials with a jump of 7' 5 3/4" (2.28m), is the defending NCAA indoor champ, and was 4th at NCAA outdoors..
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Re: 2013 NCAA highjump, best in a decade?

Postby gh » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:41 pm

Arizona called us on January 9 to say that Ross was redshirting this year. Perhaps whomever took the message didn't get it right, but I was led to believe it's the whole year, hence is absence from the list.
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Re: 2013 NCAA highjump, best in a decade?

Postby Blues » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:51 pm

gh wrote:Arizona called us on January 9 to say that Ross was redshirting this year. Perhaps whomever took the message didn't get it right, but I was led to believe it's the whole year, hence is absence from the list.


Thanks. The UofA T&F website stated that he's redshirting the 2013 indoor season so I assumed he'd be competing outdoors, but maybe they'll say the same thing about the outdoor season when that season gets here... Ross is redshirting after having several surgeries to fix bone chips in his foot.
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Re: 2013 NCAA highjump, best in a decade?

Postby Mighty Favog » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:58 pm

If he is out for the outdoor season, I believe we'll still have 22 of the 24 qualifiers back from last year's NCAA Outdoor Championships. The only senior was Cal's Brian Carmichael. Newcomers filling those "holes" include both of the last two JuCo national champs (James White/Nebraska '12, Zach Riley/K-State '11).

Yikes.

Also, if I have the geographic split correct by memory, only five of those 19 above are in the NCAA West Preliminaries, the other 14 are in the East. So at least two of them aren't going to the outdoor nationals.
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Re: 2013 NCAA highjump, best in a decade?

Postby unclezadok » Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:13 pm

Marlow wrote:
unclezadok wrote:The above is all true. And yet it would not shock me if the NCAA is won at 7-3.

7-3 would shock me. 7-5 would not.
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Re: 2013 NCAA highjump, best in a decade?

Postby gh » Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:22 pm

Arizona confirms; no Ross in or out.
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Re: 2013 NCAA highjump, best in a decade?

Postby Blues » Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:55 pm

gh wrote:Arizona confirms; no Ross in or out.


Thanks for confirming that gh... Assuming Ross' recovery from surgery goes as planned, at least the University of Arizona will have a 7'5" or higher jumper next year too, and they still have senior Edgar Rivera-Morales for 2013, who PR'd last weekend with a UofA indoor and Mexican national indoor record of 7'5" (2.26m).. Wildcats jumps coach Sheldon Blockburger has done a heck of a job, and especially when we also consider what he's helped Olympic high jump silver medalist and current Arizona Wildcat Brigetta Barrett accomplish.
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Re: 2013 NCAA highjump, best in a decade?

Postby Dietmar239 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:53 am

As good as Kynard and Drouin are, you have to really appreciate how good Conway was. I think they can challenge the record, but it will likely still stand. Conway's 2.37 in Indianapolis was so enthralling for me. I remember Dwight dogging his very slow, loping approach and then eating his own crow after Hollis launched over it on his first attempt with a five-step approach.
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