Remember When we High Jumped into Sawdust?


Have you wondered why kids are jumping a lot higher these days than 50 years ago?  Remember when we didn’t have foam to jump in so we used the softest things we could find like sawdust, at our school!  I have heard others speak of straw bales and sand!  I was in the eighth grade when we got our first net bag filled with giant foam rectangles.  That was a real improvement!  What did YOU high jump onto?

Thank you Clayton Smith for your wonderful photography:

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The Long Jumpers CYO Meet of Champions


Roadrunner Girls: Kiana Johnson (Cathedral School) 13′ 8″.  Kiana broke her own Long Jump record set the week prior at the Roadrunner Regional Meet at La Salle College Prep. The old record was 13′ 5.75″.

Roadrunner Boys: Chase Borden (St. John the Apostle) 14′ 4.75″

Cub Girls: Selah Molden (Our Lady of the Lake) 15′ 3.25″.  Selah broke a record that stood for 25 years!!!  The old record was 15′ 3″ and was set by Heather Beem (St. Joseph, Vancouver, WA)

Cub Boys: Hugh Ruttledge (St. Clare) 15′ 1.5″

Cadet Girls: Jamie Griffin (Holy Trinity) 17′ 1.5″.  Jamie broke  a Twelve year old record set in 2006 by Kayla Greer (Madeleine) with a jump of 16’11.5″. (No Photo available)

Cadet Boys: Austin Stampflee (St. Matthew) 19′ 9.25″

Below: Kiana Johnson, Chase Borden, Selah Molden, Hugh Ruttledge, Austin Stampflee

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Lily Reynolds Jumps 5’ to Grasp Gold for St. John Fisher


Lily Reynolds missed her own personal best of 5’1” at the CYO Meet of Champions but bested all competitors by 2” with her impressive 5’ mark for Cadet Girls.  CYO congratulates all of the Cadet Girls for their great performances in the high jump. #sistersblog #cyocamphoward

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  1. Lily Reynolds, St. John Fisher, 5-0
  2. Abigail Sheets, St. Ignatius, 4-10
  3. Julia Sieber, Our Lady of the Lake, 4-09
  4. Allyson Hammond, St. Francis (Roy)/Visitation (Verboort), 4-08
  5. Elliott Bush, Cathedral, 4-07
  6. Olivia McVicker, Our Lady of the Lake, 4-07
  7. Josie Balish, St. John Fisher, 4-07
  8. Grace Hopkins, Our Lady of Lourdes, 4-06

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Kaden Huppin Breaks 5’ at CYO Meet of Champions


Kaden Huppin won the Cub Boys High Jump at the CYO Meet of Champions at 5’1”.  Huppin was 7” higher than his closest competitor and he broke his own personal best of the season by 1”.  The Championship Track and Field meet was held May 20 & 21 at Jesuit High School showcasing the best of the CYO program. #sistersblog #cyocamphoward

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  1. Kaden Huppin, St. Pius X, 5-01
  2. Jacoby Thompson, St. Pius X, 4-06
  3. Matthew Irwin, Our Lady of the Lake, 4-05
  4. Nicholas Ferrero, St. Anthony, 4-05
  5. Payton Roth, St. Anthony, 4-04
  6. Wylie Sassano, St. Matthew, 4-04
  7. Nathaniel Gatchell, St. Pius X, 4-04
  8. Thomas Wilber, St. John the Apostle, 4-03

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Kaitlyn Jensen High Jump Leap Snags Gold for St. Pius X


Kaitlyn Jensen won the Cub Girls High Jump at the CYO Meet of Champions held May 20 & 21 at Jesuit High School.  Her jump of 4-9 was 1” higher than her closest competitor, Natalie Speich of St. Anthony.  CYO congratulates all of the Cub Girl competitors in the contest. #sistersblog #cyocamphoward

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  1. Kaitlyn Jensen, St. Pius X, 4-09
  2. Natalie Speich, St. Anthony, 4-08
  3. Emily Gingell, St. Pius X, 4-07
  4. Mia Williams, St. Matthew, 4-05
  5. Ryleigh Hellberg, St. John the Apostle, 4-05
  6. Madeleine Dutt, West Hills Christian, 4-03
  7. Maria Nehnevaj, Our Lady of Lourdes, 4-03
  8. Ruby Batcheller, St. John the Apostle, 3-10

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Aidan Maloney From St. Matthew Owns The High Jump Event


You can watch Aidan Maloney grow up on the front of the CYO Meet of Champions book because he has won the boys high jump nearly every year of his participation in CYO Track and Field!  I would have liked to have seen Aidan take the CYO record with him as well when he moves on to High School.  With a best seed height of 5’9″ and a championship height of 5’5″ he was not far from the record of 5’11 set in 2009 by Marcus Yoo.

A great kid with a lot of courage and fortitude, Aidan will be fun to watch as he moves on the High School.  Thanks for some great races as well Aidan!

CHAMPION: Aidan Maloney (St. Matthew) 5’5″

2nd: Gaige Ainslie (All Saints) 5’4″

3rd: Jaydn Holgado (St. Matthew) 5’3″

4th: Austin Canchola (St. John the Apostle) 5’2″

5th: Will Lagomarsino (Cathedral) 5’1″

6th: Alex Guitteau (Holy Family) 5′

7th: Makoa Smith (St. Matthew) 4’11”

8th: Monsanto Koch (Holy Family) 4’10”

Aidan Maloney 2015 Cadet Boys High School Champion CYO Meet of Champions

Aidan Maloney 2015 Cadet Boys High School Champion CYO Meet of Champions

Cadet Boys High Jump winners 2015 CYO Meet of Champions

Cadet Boys High Jump winners 2015 CYO Meet of Champions

Kate MacNaughton from Valley Catholic Jumps 5 feet to Claim CYO Title


Kate MacNaughton can jump and run and she proved it at the 2015 CYO Meet of Champions taking home two gold medals, one in the high jump and one in the 4 x 400 meter run.  MacNaughton went for the record as the crowd looked on but it wasn’t to be.  A great athlete with a super personality.  Thank you, Kate, for your participation in CYO!

CHAMPION: Kate MacNaughton (Valley Catholic) 5′

2nd: Zoe Zurasky (Our Lady of the Lake) 4’11”

3rd: Lindsay Drango (Our Lady of the Lake) 4’8″

4th: Gabriela Sears (West Hills Christian) 4’8″

5th: Jerrica Pachl (Pacific Crest Academy) 4’6″

6th: Izabella Klosterman (Madeleine) 4’5″

7th: Amelia Zimmerrman (St. Pius X) 4’3″

8th: Zoey McCracken (Pacific Crest Academy) 4’1″

Kate MacNaughton wins the 2015 CYO Meet of Champions High Jump event

Kate MacNaughton wins the 2015 CYO Meet of Champions High Jump event

2015 High Jump Winners CYO Meet of Champions Cadet Girls

2015 High Jump Winners CYO Meet of Champions Cadet Girls

Michael Brittingham Cub Boys High Jump Champion…More to come!


Michael Brittingham had a GREAT 2015 CYO Meet of Champions so stay tuned for the sprints to see more of Michael.  Meanwhile, Michael jumped 5′ even just 2″ shy of the Cub Boys record of 5’2″.  We all watched as he attempted to break the record but it wasn’t to be this year.

CHAMPION: Michael Brittingham (St. Thomas More) 5′

2nd: Michael Drenner (Christ the King) 4’8″

3rd: Eero Hotz (St. John Fisher) 4’8″

4th: Aiden Andrews (Christ the King)4’3″

5th: Kienan Wilkinson (Holy Family) 4’3″

6th: Robi Sabido (St. Clare) 4’3″

7th: William French (Valley Catholic) 4’3″

8th: Zachary Williams (Franciscan Montessori Earth School) 4’3″

(5 participants jumped 4’3″ and the high jump event uses a variety of methods to break ties including how many misses at each height.)

Michael Brittingham wins the Cub Boys High Jump event at the 2015 CYO Meet of Champions

Michael Brittingham wins the Cub Boys High Jump event at the 2015 CYO Meet of Champions

2015 Cub Boys High Jump Winners at the CYO Meet of Champions

2015 Cub Boys High Jump Winners at the CYO Meet of Champions