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
|1||Tanner Anderson||East Burke||7-3.25||2010|
|4||Maduka Ballard||North Brunswick||7-2||1992|
|5||Jeff Covington||Rockingham County||7-1.75||1986|
|6||Darren Moore||J.H. Rose||7-1||1987|
|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||Shelton Boyer||West Charlotte||7-0||1982|
|12||James McDonald||Scotland County||7-0||1984, 1985|
|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|