Alysah Hickey had a big year in 2018 and came withing a quarter inch of Klages' high jump record with a 5 foot 10 inch leap at the Mt. SAC Relays. At that meet, when the bar was raised to 5 feet 11 inches she had a very close miss, just brushing the bar with her calves on the way down. She won the state long jump in 2018, as well as placing fourth in the state High Jump. In 2018 she was named San Diego Section Field Athlete of the year.
For more info on Alysha's 2018 season that included winning the State Long Jump Title, placing fourth in the state High Jump, setting a new school record in the Long Jump, and much more, start at the 100 meter record page.
In 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.
It's worthy of note that as of the end of the 2018 track season Jamie and Alysah hold the fourth and fifth all-time best jumps in San Diego All-Time History.
Top jumps in Coronado history
Jamie Klages has the top 5 not counting the times she jumped 5-4.
5-10.25 --- 4th best jump All Time for the San Diego Section
Alysah Hickey has a similar string
5-10 --- 5th best jump All Time for the San Diego Section
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 Ruthie Grant-Williams
5-5 Sarah Player
5 feet 4 inches
Teta Murphy --- Previous record holder
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...