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HIGH. This word has various significations: 1. Principal or chief, as high constable, high sheriff. 2. Prominent, in a bad sense, as high treason. 3. Open, not confined, as high seas.

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He ran 18.1 seconds in the 100m hurdles, hit 7.91m in the shot, long jumped 4.79m, cleared 1.38m in the high jump, and clocked 2:25.3 in the 800m.
Under-1177 men: 100m Humphrey Karuiki 13.6, Amarpal Sahota 14.6; 1500m Sahota 4-45.6; 100m hurdles Ryan Randall 20.8; high jump Karuiki 1.45; long jump Randall 3.53, Alex Banbrook 3.31; shot Sahota 6.22, Banbrook 5.99; discus Randall 16.09, Banbrook 14.93.
Amy Cully set pbs at 60m hurdles (11.12s) and high jump (1.31m) and season's bests at long jump (3.86m) and 800m where she was a clear heat winner in 2:29.73 to score a pb 2237 for 18th.
Johnson-Thompson watched last year's Olympic high jump final from the stands, and was frustrated that her heptathlon performance would have been good enough for gold.
Eve was also third in the high jump. Mollie Bakewell, Jessica Beaumont and Roisin McGrath also competed in the throws.
The cross training has been a major factor in Crockett's high jump improvement this season, she said.
Chester-le-Street's Sam Tyrell won the high jump and Fraser Wright came out on top in the discus.
Thompson set another PB in the 60m hurdles in a time of 8.69secs for second place and she was just 1cm adrift of her previous best in the high jump as she took gold with a clearance of 1.81m.
Nathan Petch won the A-string under-15s high jump (1.65) and long jump (5.33), and Dominic Dinnes was a double winner in the Under-13s in the 75m hurdles (16.5) and shot (7.62).
Theorem: Success in the high jump is directly proportionate to the consistency with which the athlete can produce the maximum controllable speed to the take-off point.
Other results: Under 13 - Tom Campbell (high jump 6th, 1.28m and shot putt 10th, 5.94m); Magnus Bryce (high jump, 7th, 133m); Emily Guest (50m, 10th, 8.73; 200m, 10th, 29.46); Daneille Abel (60m, 9.20, long jump, 10th, 3.96m); Loren Stewart (high jump, 11th, 1.18m) and Alice Cameron (200m, 34.03).