Boys High Jump updated

Piner’s Pat Leonard not only has the highest jump ever at 7-0¼ but he had a total of 16 meets over 6-8.
Best year for the High Jump was 1989.
Santa Rosa’s Gabe Manville produced our first ever seven foot jump to win the North Coast Section that year before taking second at state (6-10) with St. Vincent’s Paul Maloney taking 4th at 6-9.
Manville would clear 6-8 or better 10 times this year with Maloney doing it 4 times (6-9¼ PR) and Piner’s Eric Birkenes also clearing 6-8 that year. Casa Grande’s Kevin Brogran and Montgomery’s Joe Bill Evett clearing 6-7 in 1989 as well, that’s five guys over 6-7.
Montgomery’s Tom Buzzard produced a 6-8½ jump back in 1973 for the oldest jump on the list before Analy’s Dave Swanson would crush all the records as a junior 6-9 and then a 6-10½ as a senior and a total of 6 jumps over 6-8. Competing against him was Cloverdale’s Craig McMillan who looked like he might become our first seven footer having cleared ,6-5 freshman 1981, 6-7¼ 1982, 6-9 1983, before being ruled ineligible to compete as a senior in ’84 because of a basketball tournament he played in.
Only one jumper in the last nine years has earned a spot on the list and that is Rancho Cotate’s Justin Zinnerman who had two jumps over 6-9 and a trio at 6-8, giving him the fourth highest total behind Leonard, Manville and Swanson.

If anyone has a photo of any of these guys I’d like to have it. jimcrowhurst@comcast.net

ALL-TIME REDWOOD EMPIRE TRACK & FIELD
Boys Top High Jump Performances

7-0¼ Pat Leonard, Piner 5/6/95
7-0 Gabe Manville, Santa Rosa 5/27/89
6-11 Pat Leonard, Piner 4/1/95
6-10½ Dave Swanson, Analy 4/17/82
6-10½ Dave Swanson, Analy 5/13/82
6-10¼ Dave Swanson, Analy 5/29/82
6-10¼ Gabe Manville, Santa Rosa 5/20/89
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6-10 Jim Reis, Sonoma Valley 5/12/84
6-10 Gabe Manville, Santa Rosa 4/15/89
6-10 Gabe Manville, Santa Rosa 4/21/89
6-10 Gabe Manville, Santa Rosa 4/29/89
6-10 Gabe Manville, Santa Rosa 6/3/89
6-10 Pat Leonard, Piner 4/14/95
6-10 Pat Leonard, Piner 4/22/95
6-10 Jeff Poisson, Cardinal Newman 4/20/96
6-10 Jeff Poisson, Cardinal Newman 5/11/96
6-10 Jeff Poisson, (3), Cardinal Newman 6/1/96
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6-9½ Jim Reis, Sonoma Valley 4/13/84
6-9¼ Paul Maloney, St. Vincent 5/6/89
6-9¼ Pat Leonard, Piner 4/27/94
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6-9 Dave Swanson, Analy 6/5/82
6-9 Craig McMillan, (1), Cloverdale 5/29/83
6-9 Paul Maloney, St. Vincent 4/8/89
6-9 Paul Maloney, St. Vincent 6/3/89
6-9 Pat Leonard, Piner 5/13/94
6-9 Pat Leonard, Piner 5/28/94
6-9 Pat Leonard, Piner 3/26/95
6-9 Pat Leonard, Piner 6/3/95
6-9 Dan Littlefield, Sonoma Valley 4/16/99
6-9 Mike Tracy, Windsor 4/17/09
6-9 Justin Zinnerman, Rancho Cotate 4/23/14
6-9 Justin Zinnerman, Rancho Cotate 5/31/14
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6-8½ Tom Buzzard, (1), Montgomery 1973
6-8¼ Dave Swanson, Analy 4/15/82
6-8¼ Pat Leonard, Piner 4/30/95
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6-8 Bob Montgomery, (1), Analy 1975
6-8 Al Sullivan, (1), Sonoma Valley 4/20/77
6-8 John Williams, (1), Piner 4/21/79
6-8 Ron Kamaka, Rancho Cotate 4/11/81
6-8 Dave Swanson, (6), Analy 6/4/82
6-8 Jim Reis, (3), Sonoma Valley 4/7/84
6-8 Gabe Manville, Santa Rosa 5/13/88
6-8 Gabe Manville, Santa Rosa 4/5/89
6-8 Gabe Manville, Santa Rosa 5/3/89
6-8 Eric Birkenes, (1), Piner 5/3/89
6-8 Gabe Manville, Santa Rosa 6/2/89
6-8 Paul Maloney, (4), St. Vincent 6/2/89
6-8 Gabe Manville, (11), Santa Rosa 6/10/89
6-8 Pat Leonard, Piner 5/21/94
6-8 Pat Leonard, Piner 6/3/94
6-8i Pat Leonard, Piner 1995 at Sunkist Invit., L.A. Sports Arena
6-8 Pat Leonard, Piner 3/18/95
6-8 Pat Leonard, Piner 4/12/95
6-8 Pat Leonard, (16), Piner 5/27/95
6-8 Seth Barrett, (1), Santa Rosa 5/31/97
6-8 Dan Littlefield, (2), Sonoma Valley 3/28/98
6-8 Mike Tracy, (2), Windsor 6/5/09
6-8 Justin Zinnerman, Rancho Cotate 4/19/14
6-8 Justin Zinnerman, Rancho Cotate 5/16/14
6-8 Justin Zinnerman, (5), Rancho Cotate 5/24/14
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