BREAKING: Grant Campbell Sets Tennessee High Jump Record

Seven Feet Three And A Quarter Inch


On Saturday at the Volunteer Track Classic, Grant Campbell of Heritage officially broke the Tennessee state record for the high jump.

The record of 7 feet, 2 inches was originally set in 1996 by Eric Draper of White Station. Though Campbell had a previous best of 7-2.25 from earlier this month, the necessary officials for ratification were not there certify the mark. 

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So Campbell entered the competition on Saturday at 6-8 after the field cleared out to ensure the victory first, then on his first attempt he cleared 7-0 feet for the third time this season.

Finally, as the bar was raised to 7-3.25, Campbell went after the record.

It was beyond what was necessary to set the state record to ensure that after his clearance he would also sit as U.S. No. 1 for good measure.

It took him until the third attempt. Here's his full series of jumps. 

The bar then moved to 7-4, where his final attempt was his best. 

He'll jump two more times as a high school athlete at sectionals and then state. If you find yourself at one of those competitions, take the time to pay attention to the high jump sector.

You won't be disappointed.