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U.S. high school track and field national records

The United States high school track and field national records listed below are maintained by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFSH). For more information about the NFSH, visit their website at

Interesting High School Track and Field Records Notes:

  1. 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”.
  2. 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 an NFSH-sanctioned meet. However, most sports observers recognize the throw as 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″.
  3. California’s Long Beach Poly High School track stars Shana SolomonJasmine Lee, and Shalonda Solomon are the only athletes to hold national records in two events. In 2004, the trio set national records as members of the 4X200 and 4×400 relay teams, clocking 1:33.87 and 3:35.49, respectively.

Last updated March 29, 2024:

U.S. High School Track and Field National Records

 U.S. High School Track and Field National Records image icon, featuring boy sprinters taking off from starting blocks. Sports Highlights USA.
Boys Girls
Sprints Sprints
100: MATTHEW BOLING, Houston Strake Jesuit, TX —10.13 (2019).
100: MIA BRAHE-PEDERSEN, (Lake Oswego, OR) at Eugene, OR11.00 (2023).

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).
In 1982, Darrell Robinson, from Tacoma, Washington’s Wilson H.S., ran 44.69 as a high school sprinter in a non-NFHS-sanctioned contest.

400: MONIQUE HENDERSON, San Diego Samuel F.B. Morse, CA—50.74 (2000). Shattered the previous record by 2 seconds.
Distance Runs Distance Runs
800: MICHAEL GRANVILLE, Bell Gardens, CA—1:46.45 (1996). 800: ROISIN WILLIS, La Crosse, WI2:00.03 (2022).
1600: ALAN WEBB, Reston South Lakes, VA—3:59.51 (2001). 1600: ALEXA EFRAIMSON, Camas, WA—4:33.29 (2014).
3200: SIMEON BIRNBAUM, (Rapid City Stevens, SD)—8:34.10 (2023). 3200: KATELYN TOUHY, Thiells North Rockland, NY—9:47.88 (2018). Broke previous record held since 1996.
Hurdles Hurdles
110HH: DENNIS BRANTLEY, Houston Worthing, TX—13.10 (1980) manual time.
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).
Relays Relays
4×200: Conroe the Woodlands, TX
(Jake Lanier, DeAngelo Alexander, Kesean Carter, Ethan Bonner) at Austin, TX, 5-12, 2018
1:23.25 (2018).
(Shana Solomon, Jasmine Lee, Shana Woods, Shalonda Solomon)—1:33.87 (2004).
(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).
(Michael Marsh, Michael Graham, Sean Kelly, Henry Thomas) —3:07.40 (1985).
(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, NJ57-1 1/4  (2017). Demolished the previous record by over a foot.

Discus: MASON FINLEY, Buena Vista, CO—236-6 (2009).

Discus: EMMA SRALLA, (Flower Mound Marcus, TX) at Dallas, TX193-8 (2023).
Javelin: BILLY STANLEY, South Park, PA—246-9 (2012). Javelin: MADISON WILTROUT, Connellsvile, PA185-8 (2015).
High Jump: VERNON TURNER, Yukon, 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). It shatters the previous record by over a foot.

Pole Vault: HANA MOLL, (Olympia Capital, WA) at Arcadia, CA15-00 (2023)

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, Austin, TX—44-10 (2019).

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