Last weekend at the Texas A&M High School Indoor Classic, the high jump competition was off the charts amazing. Annika Williams on the girls side set a new meet record jump of 5 feet, 9.25 inches. On the guys side, we saw Mayson Conner of York (NE) also go off for a huge mark of 7 feet, 0.25 inches. He jumped not only the current US No. 1 mark but also the 14th-best effort recorded from any point in the season over the past decade.
Conner's mark is one of the best at this point in the season from the past decade. He stands in great company as one of only a handful of guys to jump over six feet at this point in the season.
|Erik Kynard (Rogers, OH)||Western Ohio Officials Invitational at Ohio Northern University|
(Jan 3, 2009)
|Dartis Willis (Detroit Country Day, MI)||Great Lakes Track & Field Holiday Classic (Dec 17, 2010 - Dec 19, 2010)||7-2|
|Steven Dunbar (Tallwood, VA)||Conference 1/9 Meet #2 (Jan 9, 2014)||7-1|
|Grant Holloway (Grassfield, VA)||Southeastern District Invitational (Jan 9, 2015 - Jan 10, 2015)||7-0|
|Mayson Conner (York, NE)||Texas A&M High School Indoor Classic (Jan 5, 2018 - Jan 6, 2018)||7-0.25|
Conner joins the company of Steven Dunbar of Tallwood, VA, Grant Holloway of Grassfield, VA, Dartis Willis of Detroit, MI, and Erik Kynard of Toledo, OH.
Kynard went on to graduate and jump for Kansas State University. He's hit PRs of 7 feet, 8.25 indoors and 7 feet, 9.25 inches outdoors. He was also a 2012 Olympic silver medalist in the high jump and sixth-place finisher in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Conner was the second earliest person to jump over six feet over the past decade worth of data we pulled. He is only behind Kynard who hit his mark on January,3.
Conner is only a few inches off the top 10 all-time list. To make it on it he would have needed to jump 7 feet, 3 inches or higher. With the season less than halfway through, there's no telling what we could see from the University of Nebraska signee.
Check out the top 30 over the past ten years in the boys high jump.
2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 |2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009
**Data pulled for each year is from December 1st to January 11th. Except for decad rankings that is at any point in the season.**