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Most Productive Period for Prep Boys HJ?


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  • highjump42
    started a topic Most Productive Period for Prep Boys HJ?

    Most Productive Period for Prep Boys HJ?

    It is my opinion that the most productive period for high school high jumpers was between the years of 1983 -1985. During this period, there were at least six H.S. HJs that cleared over 7'4" Recently, after almost 25 years, the National HS Federation HJ record was broken by a fraction of an inch.

    I my opinion, the performances have not greatly improved as compared to other H.S. field events except for the shot put. What could be the reasons? Elite H.S. athletes opting to participate in more high profile sports like football and basketball, not enough coaches that are knowledgeable about the event, or poor HS HJ facilities? Does anyone have an opinion?