Girls' High Jump
Jamie Klages 5' 10.25"

Torrey Pines Falcon Invite April 2nd 2005
  
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Like the former record holder, Teta Murphy, Jamie is an all-around athlete who also excels in vollyball and soccer. She'd been flirting with the record since she was a freshman, but it wasn't until the last half of her junior year that she got it all together. Jamie's 5' 7" high jump at the CIF prelims on May 22nd obliterated the former mark of 5-4. She actually broke the old mark a week earlier at the City Championship by jumping 5-4 1/4.
At the state finals in Sacramento she jumped
5-7 in the prelims to advance to the finals and 5-7 again in the finals to tie for 5th. She also once held the school record in the 100 meter hurdles and is a member of the record 4x400 team.

In 2006 she tied the all-time San Diego CIF record at the Torrey Pines Falcon Invite with a jump of 5' 10-1/4 inches.

The photos show her after her record jump at Torrey Pines (above), clearing 5-10.25 (from a video frame) and with Kerry Elders, her high jump coach, at the state meet in Sacramento after her 5th place finish.

 

 

Alysah HickeyIn 2017 Sophomore Alysah Hickey set the school records for the 100 and the 200 meter dashes.


She also was the San Diego Section leader in the high jump with a leap of 5-7. For most schools in the country, this would be a school record, and in most states would get to or win the State Finals.

At this point in time she has 2 more seasons to go so maybe Klages' record isn't unbreakable after all... we'll see.

 

Top girls' high jump performances:
Because the previous school record was set 1979 at 5 feet 4 inches and it stood until Klages broke it in 2005 there is a 26 year gap when no one jumped 5-4 again. Because of this we can list everyone who has jumped at least 5-4 from 1979 to the present day. If it weren't for Klages 5-10.25 mark several of these girls would have tied or broken the record. All recent girls were coached by Kerry Elders.

Top jumps in Coronado history
Jamie Klages has the top 5 not counting the times she jumped 5-4.
5-10.25
5-9.25
5-8.5
5-8
5-7
  
Alysah Hickey has the next 2
5-7
5-6.5
Note... Alysah has several marks at 5-5, 5-6, and 5-4 as well as a jump of 1.70 meters (5-6.25) at 2017 USATF Jr. Nationals.

5-6.5 Abigail Callihan
5-5 Sarah Player

5 feet 4 inches
Sierra Smith
Rileah Ramirez
Teta Murphy --- Previous record holder



High Jumpers

Most schools are happy to have one girl over 5 feet. In 2015, coached by Kerry Elders, the Islanders had 4.

This 2015 photos shows from left to right, Ruthie Grant-Williams (5-3 - PR), Alysah Hickey (5-7 PR), Maegan Sutton (5-3 PR), Rileah Ramirez (5-4 PR)

Hickey has two more years left and in 2017 was both the San Diego Section's High Jump Champion at 5-7 and the 100 meter champion at 11.99...

Stay tuned.

Sarah Player 5' 5" Poway 2005
Sarah Player
If it weren't for Jamie Klage's incredible 5' 10.25" jump Sarah Player would have held 5 school records in 2006. At one time she held the school record in the 100 and 200 meter sprints as well as the100 meter and 300 meter hurdles. Her 300 meter hurdle record still stands. Sarah was named the CIF female track athlete of the year in 2006.

She never held the high jump record because she and Jamie Klages were on the same team.
CLICK HERE for a YouTube Video of Sarah clearing 5-4 at the 2006 Titan Track Fest.

Previous Record Holder: Teta Murphy 5' 4"
Hilltop 1979
TetaMurphy4.jpg (56253 bytes)

 

 

In 1980 Teta Murphy was on the record board 4 times for the 400, the long jump, the high jump and the 4x400 meter relay. While paging through the 1980 yearbook I noticed that she was also the homecoming queen (photo) and active in lots of other sports as well. Her high jump record lasted for 24 years, her 400 record for 18 years, and her long jump record for 32 years.

Abigail Callahan 5' 5" CIF Prelims 2011
Sierra Smith 5' 4" USATF

Freshman Abigail Callahan cleared 5-5 at the 2011 CIF Prelims. However, she chose Soccer as her main sport and never jumped any higher.

CLICK HERE For a stop-motion sequence of Abigail Clearing 5-4 at the Crusader Invite at Escondido High School in 2011. The photo below shows Abigail (left) and fellow freshman, Sierra Smith, who has cleared 5-4. To see a stop-motion sequence of Sierra Clearing 5-2 at the 2011 Jaguar Invite, CLICK HERE.

Abigail Callahan and Sierra Smith