Interesting High School Track and Field Records Notes:
- The oldest national high school event record still untied or broken is the girls long jump: In 1976, Kathy McMillan (Raeford Hoke County, North Carolina) leaped 22’-1 ¾”.
- The boys and girls national shot put records were held by a father and daughter tandem: In 1979, Dallas, Texas Jefferson High School’s Michael Carter (who went on to become an Olympic Silver Medalist and all-pro defensive tackle for the San Francisco 49ers) heaved the shot an astonishing distance of 77’-00″. But that’s not the end to this tale. Later that year, Michael Carter threw 81’-3 1/2” at the Golden West Invitational, a track and field meet held in Sacramento, CA featuring the top high school athletes in the country. The NFSH has not recognized the throw as a record because it did not occur at NFSH sanctioned meet. However, most sports observers do recognize the throw as being a high school record. Consequently, many sports authorities and pundits credit Carter’s 81′-3 1/2″ shot put throw as being one of the greatest sports feats in history. Twenty-four years later (2003), his daughter, Michelle Carter (Red Oak, Texas), set the U.S. girls national record with a throw of 54’-10”. Michelle’s mark was demolished in 2017 by New Jersey’s Alyssa Wilson, who heaved a record-shattering toss of 57′ -1 1/4″.
- Shalonda Solomon, Shana Solomon and Jasmine Lee of Long Beach Polly HS are members of three national record-setting relay teams in the Girls 200, 400 and 1600 relays. All three relay records were set in 2004.
Last updated January 26, 2020:
|100: MATTHEW BOLING, Houston Strake Jesuit, TX (2019)—10.13.||100: MARION JONES, Thousand Oaks, CA—11.14 (1992).|
200: ROY MARTIN, Dallas Roosevelt, TX—20.13 (1985).
|200: ALLYSON FELIX, Los Angeles Baptist, CA—22.52 (2003).|
400: ALDRICH BAILEY, Mansfield Timberview, TX—45.19 (2012); MICHAEL NORMAN, Vista Murrieta, Murrieta, CA–45.19 (2015).
|400: MONIQUE HENDERSON, San Diego Samuel F.B. Morse, CA—50.74 (2000). Shattered previous record by 2 seconds.|
|Distance Runs||Distance Runs|
|800: MICHAEL GRANVILLE, Bell Gardens, CA—1:46.45 (1996).||800: AMY WEISSENBACH Harvard Westlake, CA—2:02.04 (2011).|
|1600: ALAN WEBB, Reston South Lakes, VA—3:59.51 (2001).||1600: ALEXA EFRAIMSON, Camas, WA—4:33.29 (2014).|
|3200: GERMAN FERNANDEZ, Riverbank, CA—8:34.23 (2008).||3200: KATELYN TOUHY, Thiells North Rockland, NY—9:47.88 (2018). Broke previous record held since 1996.|
|110HH: DENNIS BRANTLEY, Houston Worthing, TX—13.10 (1980) manual time.|
CHRIS NELLOMS, Dayton Dunbar, OH—13.30 (1990) FAT.
|100HH: VASHTI THOMAS, San Jose Mt. Pleasant, CA—13.03 (2007).|
|300IM: REGGIE WYATT, Riverside La Sierra, CA—35.02 (2009).||300LH: LASHINDA DEMUS, Long Beach Wilson, CA—39.98 (2001).|
|4×200: PORT AUTHOR MEMORIAL, TX|
(Xavier Hull, Ireon Brown, Deandre Angelle, Kary Vincent)
|4×200: LONG BEACH POLY, CA|
(Shana Solomon, Jasmine Lee, Shana Woods, Shalonda Solomon)—1:33.87 (2004).
|4×100: FORT WORTH O.D. WYATT, TX|
(Milton Wesley, Michael Franklin, Montie Clopton, DeMario Wesley)—39.76 (1998).
|4×100: DESOTO, TX|
(JaEra Griffin, Jayla Hollis, Taylor Armstrong, Rosaline Effiong)—44.24 (2018).
|4×400: HAWTHORNE, CA|
(Michael Marsh, Michael Graham, Sean Kelly, Henry Thomas) —3:07.40 (1985).
|4X400: LONG BEACH POLY, CA|
(Shana Solomon, Dashanta Harris, Jasmine Lee, Shalonda Solomon)—3:35.49 (2004).
|4×800: WARRINGTON CENTRAL BUCKS SOUTH, PA (Jeffrey Dickson, David Manion, Matthew Poiesz, Thomas Mallon)—7:33.48 (2009).||4×800: GROSSE POINTE SOUTH, MI|
(Kelsie Schwartz, Ersula Farrow, Haley Meier, Hannah Meier)—8:48.29 (2012).
|Field Events||Field Events|
|Shot Put: MICHAEL CARTER, Dallas Jefferson, TX—77-00 (1979) Carter later bested this throw, heaving it 81-3 1/2 at the 1979 Golden West Invitational (see Interesting Record Notes above).||Shot Put: ALYSSA WILSON, Toms River Donovan Catholic, NJ—57-1 3/4 (2017). Demolishes previous record by over a foot.|
Discus: MASON FINLEY, Buena Vista, CO—236-6 (2009).
|Discus: SHELBI VAUGHAN, Mansfield Legacy, Austin, TX—191-6 (2012).|
|Javelin: BILLY STANLEY, South Park, PA—246-9 (2012).||Javelin: MADISON WILTROUT, Connellsvile, PA—185-8 (2015).|
|High Jump: VERNON TURNER, Youkon, OK —7-6 (2017).||High Jump: VASHTI CUNNINGHAM, Bishop Gorman, Las Vegas, NV—6- 4 1/2 (2015).|
Pole Vault: ARMAND DUPLANTIS, Lafayette, LA—19-5 1/2 (2018). Shatters previous record by over a foot.
|Pole Vault: RACHEL BAXTER, Anaheim Canyon, CA —14-4 (2017).|
Long Jump: JAMES STALLWORTH, Tulare Union, CA—26-4 3/4 (1989).
|Long Jump: KATHY McMILLAN, Raeford Hoke County, NC—22-1 3/4 1976).|
Triple Jump: CHARLES MAYFIELD, Pasadena Muir, CA—52-10 1/2 (1980).
|Triple Jump: JASMINE MOORE, Mansfield Lake Ridge, TX—44-10 (2019). Eclipses previous record held since 2001 by nearly 8 inches.|
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