Livingston, Renner Earn High Jump All-American Status



It's been a historic year for the Girls High Jump in North Carolina where Morgan Smalls (Panther Creek), Kenya Livingston (Rocky River), and Addie Renner (Myers Park) have been some of the best in state history.  The trio hold seasons best of 6-0.25, 5-10.5 and 6-9.25 respectively.  The three were also all All-Americans in the indoor season.

Morgan Smalls didn't attend New Balance Outdoor Nationals but took on the nations best u20 athletes at the USATF Junior National Championships.  The top two in the event would qualify for the USA World Junior team heading to Finland later this summer.  Smalls was just one inch off of qualifying for her first Team USA where she jumped 5-11.75 taking 3rd.

Her fellow North Carolina competitors held it down during her absence in Greensboro adding on two All-American performances.  Indoors Livingston was the National Runner-Up in a tiebreak off misses.  Livingston had cleared her way through 5-8.75 with no misses.  Renner sat in the same boat as the bar was raised to 5-10.5.  This would be a PR height for both girls.

Through two attempts the bar was cleared by competitors Shelby Tyler (IN) and Nyagoa Bayak (ME).  7 other girls were hoping to join them on the final attempt.  Renner would miss on her final attempt, but with no prior misses in the competition, she was in a good spot for an All-American finish.  

Livingston went on to clear the height setting a new PR.  She'd cleared 5-10 twice, once as a sophomore and once as a junior.  Thea Shaw (DC) joined to make it four girls over 5-10.5. 

The bar moved up to 6 feet for the remaining four girls.  Coming down to a tiebreak on misses for 5th and 6th from 5 girls, Renner had secured 5th place in the competition earning All-American status for the second time this year!  Renner was also 4th at Indoor Nationals this season.


None of the four girls would clear 6-0, which means the national champ would be Tyler and Bayak the runner-up with zero and one miss respectively.  Livingston closes one of the best High School careers North Carolina has ever seen with her second All-American performance as a senior.  Livingston didn't compete with her school this outdoor season and we didn't really see her compete much in the outdoor season.  She competed twice in wet conditions clearing 5-6 both meets.  Despite the lack of competition Livingston still was able to rise to the occasion when it mattered most.  


Both Livingston and Renner will call it a year as Livingston heads to Clemson to start her college career in the next few weeks.  Renner will take some time off as she'll look to gear up for her senior season at Myers Park.  

Also, Cary freshman Teonni Key took 10th setting a PR of 5-7 in her first national championship.  She should certainly join Smalls and Livingston as North Carolina high jumpers contending for national championships next year.


Event 52  Girls High Jump Championship

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 Jenna Rogers is defending champion

 (2 pits to be used)

 Opening 5-03, then 5-05, 5-07, 5-08.75, 5-10.25, 6-00, 6-01.25

    National:   6-04.50  1/16/2016   Vashti Cunningham, B Gorman,LasVegas,NV   

        Meet:      6-02  6/9/1991    Amy Acuff, Calallen,CorpusChristiTX       

        Meet:      6-02  6/12/1993   Amy Acuff, Calallen,CorpusChristiTX       

    Freshman:   6-00.75  6/18/2017   Jenna Rogers, Rutherford, NJ              

   Sophomore:      6-03  5/17/2014   Vashti Cunningham, B Gorman,Las Vegas,NV  

      Junior:   6-04.25  4/18/2015   Vashti Cunningham, B Gorman,Las Vegas,NV  

      Senior:   6-04.50  1/16/2016   Vashti Cunningham, B Gorman,Las Vegas,NV  

    Name                    Year School                  Finals           

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  1 # 4688 Shelby Tyler       19 Noblesville, IN          1.79m    5-10.50 

     1.60 1.65 1.70 1.75 1.79 1.83 

      PPP    O    O    O    O  XXX 

  2 #  289 Nyagoa Bayak       19 Westbrook, ME            1.79m    5-10.50 

     1.60 1.65 1.70 1.75 1.79 1.83 

      PPP    O    O    O   XO  XXX 

  3 # 2509 Kenya Livingston   18 Charlotte, NC            1.79m    5-10.50 

     1.60 1.65 1.70 1.75 1.79 1.83 

        O    O    O    O  XXO  XXX 

  4 # 5369 Thea Shaw          18 Washington, DC           1.79m    5-10.50 

     1.60 1.65 1.70 1.75 1.79 1.83 

       XO    O   XO    O  XXO  XXX 

  5 # 3727 Addie Renner       19 Charlotte, NC            1.75m    5-08.75 

     1.60 1.65 1.70 1.75 1.79 

        O    O    O    O  XXX 

  5 # 4351 Zatoria Thompson   20 Miramar, FL              1.75m    5-08.75 

     1.60 1.65 1.70 1.75 1.79 

        O    O    O    O  XXX 

  7 # 3859 Jenna Rogers       20 Rutherford, NJ           1.75m    5-08.75 

     1.60 1.65 1.70 1.75 1.79 

        O    O  XXO    O  XXX 

  8 # 3308 Tiffany Bautista   19 Elmwood park, NJ         1.75m    5-08.75 

     1.60 1.65 1.70 1.75 1.79 

        O    O    O  XXO  XXX 

  8 #  680 Abigail Burke      18 Riverside, CA            1.75m    5-08.75 

     1.60 1.65 1.70 1.75 1.79 

        O    O    O  XXO  XXX 

 10 # 3284 Lydia Bottelier    19 Erwinna, PA              1.70m    5-07.00 

     1.60 1.65 1.70 1.75 

        O    O    O  XXX 

 10 # 2081 Claire Bryant      18 Houston, TX              1.70m    5-07.00 

     1.60 1.65 1.70 1.75 

        O    O    O  XXX 

 10 # 1655 Taylor Wright      19 Boyds, MD                1.70m    5-07.00 

     1.60 1.65 1.70 1.75 

        O    O    O  XXX 

 10 #  772 Teonni Key         21 Cary, NC                 1.70m    5-07.00 

     1.60 1.65 1.70 1.75 

        O    O    O  XXX 

 14 # 2042 Zoe Dainton        18 Hingham, MA              1.70m    5-07.00 

     1.60 1.65 1.70 1.75 

        O   XO    O  XXX 

 15 # 2919 Patricia Mroczkow  19 Berlin, CT               1.70m    5-07.00 

     1.60 1.65 1.70 1.75 

        O    O   XO  XXX 

 15 # 1142 Kamiya Dendy       20 Anderson, SC             1.70m    5-07.00 

     1.60 1.65 1.70 1.75 

        O    O   XO  XXX 

 17 # 2830 Abrianna Barrett   19 Skillman, NJ             1.70m    5-07.00 

     1.60 1.65 1.70 1.75 

        O   XO  XXO  XXX 

 17 #  293 Taylor Beard       19 Winchester, VA           1.70m    5-07.00 

     1.60 1.65 1.70 1.75 

       XO    O  XXO  XXX 

 19 # 4551 Jessica Haney      19 Lees Summit, MO          1.70m    5-07.00 

     1.60 1.65 1.70 1.75 

      PPP  XXO  XXO  XXX 

 20 #   75 Jazzmine Taylor    21 Douglasville, GA         1.70m    5-07.00 

     1.60 1.65 1.70 1.75 

       XO  XXO  XXO  XXX 

 21 #  410 Monique Anderson   18 Bloomfield, CT           1.65m    5-05.00 

     1.60 1.65 1.70 

        O    O  XXX 

 21 # 1523 Makala Purifoy     20 Fredericksburg, VA       1.65m    5-05.00 

     1.60 1.65 1.70 

        O    O  XXX 

 21 # 2340 Elizabeth Knoll    20 Norton Shores, MI        1.65m    5-05.00 

     1.60 1.65 1.70 

        O    O  XXX 

 24 # 1890 Carly Haring       19 Mitchell, SD             1.65m    5-05.00 

     1.60 1.65 1.70 

       XO    O  XXX 

 24 # 3403 Beyonce Kelly      19 Joppa, MD                1.65m    5-05.00 

     1.60 1.65 1.70 

       XO    O  XXX 

 26 # 3531 Khaila Lyons       19 Woodbridge, VA           1.65m    5-05.00 

     1.60 1.65 1.70 

      PPP   XO  XXX 

 26 # 4933 Anna Jordahl-Henr  19 Wellesley, MA            1.65m    5-05.00 

     1.60 1.65 1.70 

        O   XO  XXX 

 26 # 1074 Emma Daugherty     18 Waterville, OH           1.65m    5-05.00 

     1.60 1.65 1.70 

        O   XO  XXX 

 26 # 1364 Sharde Johnson     18 Pine Bush, NY            1.65m    5-05.00 

     1.60 1.65 1.70 

        O   XO  XXX 

 26 # 5202 J'Alyiea Smith     18 Cincinnati, OH           1.65m    5-05.00 

     1.60 1.65 1.70 

        O   XO  XXX 

 31 # 3151 Allyson Lewis      19 Lisbon, CT               1.65m    5-05.00 

     1.60 1.65 1.70 

       XO   XO  XXX 

 32 # 2221 Daniella Munoz     16 Katy, TX                 1.65m    5-05.00 

     1.60 1.65 1.70 

        O  XXO  XXX 

 33 # 1493 Riley Masten       16 Highlands Ranch, CO      1.60m    5-03.00 

     1.60 1.65 

        O  XXX 

 33 #  829 Molly Chapman      18 Leesburg, VA             1.60m    5-03.00 

     1.60 1.65 

        O  XXX 

 33 # 1474 Jaid Harrell       18 Kingston, NY             1.60m    5-03.00 

     1.60 1.65 

        O  XXX 

 33 # 2153 Jalia Bryant       18 Suwanee, GA              1.60m    5-03.00 

     1.60 1.65 

        O  XXX 

 33 # 1911 Tierni Kaufman     19 Los Angeles, CA          1.60m    5-03.00 

     1.60 1.65 

        O  XXX 

 33 # 2176 Madison Murray     18 Jacksonville, FL         1.60m    5-03.00 

     1.60 1.65 

        O  XXX 

 39 # 2213 Julia Jordahl-Hen  19 Wellesley, MA            1.60m    5-03.00 

     1.60 1.65 

       XO  XXX 

 39 # 2599 Emilee Hanlon      18 Dunkirk, NY              1.60m    5-03.00 

     1.60 1.65 

       XO  XXX 

 39 #  870 Rosie Cicmanec     18 Jefferson, MD            1.60m    5-03.00 

     1.60 1.65 

       XO  XXX 

 42 # 3810 Dasia Newell       19 Upper Marlboro, MD       1.60m    5-03.00 

     1.60 1.65 

      XXO  XXX 

 42 # 2341 Megan Knowling     18 Ellington, CT            1.60m    5-03.00 

     1.60 1.65 

      XXO  XXX 

 -- # 4037 Lindsay Marjanski  20 South Hadley, MA            NH            

     1.60 

      XXX 

 -- # 1612 Kathleen Gallaghe  18 Libertytown, MD             NH            

     1.60 

      XXX 

 -- # 3162 Hannah Hood-Blaxi  18 Novi, MI                    NH            

     1.60 

      XXX 

 -- #  321 Brooke Bensche     19 scarsdale, NY               NH            

     1.60 

      XXX 

 -- # 4407 Starr Stover       18 Rockville, MD               NH            

     1.60 

      XXX 

 -- # 3909 Dominique Ruotolo  18 Newport Beach, CA          DNS            

     1.60 

      DNS 

 -- # 4371 Caroline Starling  19 Stephens City, VA          DNS            

     1.60 

      DNS 


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