Randolph Ross Becomes 23rd North Carolinian To Clear 7-0


Randolph Ross of Garner became the fifth boy in the country this year and the second North Carolina boy to clear 7-0 this outdoor season.  Ross compete today at Fuquay-Varina High School in his second meet of the outdoor season.  

As a junior Ross jumped 6-10.75 indoors and 6-10 outdoors.  He cleared 6-8 during this indoor season.  Along with being a star high jumper Ross was an All-American in the indoor 400m as well as the 300m Indoor State Record Holder running 33.80.

Ross currently sits at a tie for US No. 2 in the high jump as well as tied for NC No. 1 with friend and rival Omar McBride (Apex).  McBride has clear 7-0 twice this outdoor season and is the defending New Balance Outdoor National Champion.

Ross becomes the 23rd North Carolina high schooler to clear the 7-0 barrier.  11 of the 23 have went higher the 7-0 making Ross tied for NC#12 All-Time in the event.

Tanner Anderson (East Burke) holds the North Carolina High Jump State Record at 7-3.25 from 2010.

Ross is a national title contender in the high jump, 200m and 400m depending on what events he decides to focus on at the end of his senior season.

Boys All-Time 7-0 Jumpers

Rank Name School Mark Year
1 Tanner Anderson East Burke 7-3.25 2010
2 Jesse Williams Broughton 7-3 2002
3 Charles McBride Apex 7-2.5 2018
4 Maduka Ballard North Brunswick 7-2 1992
5 Jeff Covington Rockingham County 7-1.75 1986
6 Carl Pickens Murphy 7-1 1987
6 Darren Moore J.H. Rose 7-1 1987
6 Clint Dockery Reidsville 7-1 1988
6 Jon DeBerry Richmond County 7-1 1990
10 Linwood Harris West Craven 7-0.5 1983
11 Ramondo North West Charlotte 7-0.25 1995
12 Randolph Ross Garner 7-0 2019
12 Reynard Sanders Independence 7-0 1979
12 Kevin Nicholson Swansboro 7-0 1980
12 Shelton Boyer West Charlotte 7-0 1982
12 Tyrone Adams Williams 7-0 1984
12 James McDonald Scotland County 7-0 1984, 1985
12 Greg Graham Triton 7-0 1988
12 Rob Thomas R.J. Reynolds/Glenn  7-0 1988, 1989
12 Kinard Wilson Rockingham County 7-0 1989
12 Omarr Dixon Athens Drive 7-0 1992
12 Tedrick Greene E.E. Smith 7-0 1996
12 Dakota Dunn East Montgomery 7-0 2003
12 Elijah Harrison Asheville 7-0 2005


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