Panther Creek's (NC) Morgan Smalls competing at The VA Showcase.
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Panther Creek's (NC) Morgan Smalls has been the nation's top high jumper over the past two years. In 2019 at New Balance Nationals Indoor Smalls jumped 6 feet 3.25 inches for US No. 2 all-time. During the 2020 season, Smalls has already cleared 6-0 to win The VA Showcase Presented By The US Air Force. Last year at the same meet Smalls cleared 5-10.
Another athlete who joined the top five all-time in the past five years was Bloom Township High School's (IL) Jelena Rowe. Rowe cleared 6-1 at the Illinois Top Times in March 2017. Noblesville High School (IN) graduate Shelby Tyler is another athlete we should mention who was just off the top 10 all-time rankings coming in at No. 11 all-time with a jump of 6-0.25. She jumped that her senior year at the Hoosier State Relays: 4A-6A.
Take a look at the past five years of top 100 high jumpers below as well as the top girls high jump athletes of the decade.