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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf View Post
    If they were converting to Imperial from a metric measuring device, this looks like a one meter mistake.
    Point well taken, but the photo of the official's sheet seems to indicate it was measured in the imperial. Also, if it was measured metric, in the BGB tables neither 8.08 nor 8.07 converts to 26-6.
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    Not unusual for high school jumpers to be wildly inconsistent during a series of jumps. Seems like we ought to be happy though that multiple kids are over 26' this season under any sort of wind conditions.
    LJ has been way too stagnant way too long.
    Given the improvements in sprint times over the past half century 26' ought to be the norm for elite young jumpers
    Bobby Bonds was jumping 25' during his spare time between baseball gams 55 years ago!
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    it was measured in English-only
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    Skeptic party of one.
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    see Jeff Hollobaugh's Martin story on the home page…
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    My experience with the High School LJ is that it was not uncommon for an athlete to get a PR by 1 foot or even more.

    It just seemed that the best jumps any athlete could muster were always quite a bit bigger than his average. Much more so than the college or pro athlete. There was always an awful lot to be gained when the stars aligned.

    As the athlete becomes more well trained they will improve in their PR (edit: in small increments) what really improves the most is their consistency.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    see Jeff Hollobaugh's Martin story on the home page…
    This line confuses me a bit:

    Wind gauge? Yes, showing a legal 1.6.
    The photo on Twitter showed a hand-hand instrument, not an official wind gauge, positioned and calibrated properly. Does that make it 'wind legal'?
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    Wind gauge? Yes, showing a legal 1.6.
    The photo on Twitter showed a hand-hand instrument, not an official wind gauge, positioned and calibrated properly. Does that make it 'wind legal'?
    I suspect that a wind gauge like that would not cut it on a national record application but provides enough evidence for a respected statistician like Hollobaugh or Shepard to include it as not wind-aided on their lists (especially if the trained officials used it as prescribed in the rules).

    For the sake of precision, I'm pretty certain that the official sheet (also pictured on twitter) indicates the wind on the 26-6 jump was actually +1.8, especially if your browser can zoom in a bit.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D5B3NOBXsAE3-XY.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by user4 View Post
    My experience with the High School LJ is that it was not uncommon for an athlete to get a PR by 1 foot or even more.
    One foot? Sure. Two and a half? Not so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Powell View Post
    One foot? Sure. Two and a half? Not so much.
    I am always happy to welcome 26 foot HS jumpers but that is kinda my reaction too...I have seen a few young 26 foot jumpers but they all presaged it with 25 foot tantilizers.
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