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  • Best Schoolboy LJ's Prior to 1989

    (source, '89 NY Times article about Dion Bentley):

    Top 10 Jumps By U.S Schoolboys 26-8 1/4 Carl Lewis, Willingboro High School (N.J.), 1979. 26-6 1/2* Dion Bentley, Penn Hills High School (Pa.), 1989. 26-6 Carl Lewis, Willingboro High School (N.J.), 1979. 26-5 1/2 Charles Smith, Las Vegas High School (Nev.), 1984. 26-4 1/2 Carl Lewis, Willingboro High School (N.J.), 1979. 26-2 1/4 Ken Duncan, McClatchy High School (Calif.), 1972 26-2* Jerry Proctor, Muir High School (Pasadena, Calif.), 1967 26-1 1/4* Jerry Proctor, Muir High School (Pasadena, Calif.), 1967 26- 3/4* Dion Bentley, Penn Hills High School (Pa.), 1989. 26- 3/4 Joe Richardson, Pasadena High School (Calif.), 1984. 26- 3/4 Charles Smith, Las Vegas High School (Nev.), 1983. 26- 3/4 Jerry Proctor, Muir High School (Pasadena, Calif.), 1967. * Indoors.

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    26-04.75 James Stallworth (Tulare) 1989

    Ok ok I cheated a bit 8-)

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    • #3
      Id rate owens 24 1/2 foot LJ from 1933 as superior to all of these.
      ... nothing really ever changes my friend, new lines for old, new lines for old.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Texas
        26-04.75 James Stallworth (Tulare) 1989

        Ok ok I cheated a bit 8-)
        One of my best friends set a huge PB (and school record) against him in the state prelims, only to be dwarfed by the 25-5,5 Slallworth put up in the same flight.

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        • #5
          here is one worth mentioning, diminished his jr and sr years with a bout of malaria (ouch)

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Hamm
          ... nothing really ever changes my friend, new lines for old, new lines for old.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by EPelle
            Originally posted by Texas
            26-04.75 James Stallworth (Tulare) 1989

            Ok ok I cheated a bit 8-)
            One of my best friends set a huge PB (and school record) against him in the state prelims, only to be dwarfed by the 25-5,5 Slallworth put up in the same flight.
            Last time I saw him he was riding a bike around Tulare. What could have been!

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