Sophomore Jenna Rogers of Rutherford is an athlete with a lot of hype coming into her first indoor season and she is already living up to it. The high jump star cleared 5-10 on Saturday during the Hall of Fame Invitational at The Armory in New York, NY.
She started her night with a 5-02 clearance, after getting over the bar on one jump she passed 5-04, made 5-06 with ease and eventually brought the bar up to 5-10 from there. Rogers finished first overall with eight inches over the rest of the meet.
That is tied for third in New Jersey state indoor history with Alexa Williams of Jonathan Dayton and Fiona Paladino of Montgomery who both cleared 5-10 during an epic NJSIAA Meet of Champions battle in 2011.
The indoor and overall state record is held by Tatiana Smolin of Randolph who cleared 6-0 in 1985. Rogers broke Smolin's outdoor state record of 5-11 last spring at New Balance Nationals Outdoor when she cleared 6-00.75.
Full High Jump Series for Rogers
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As a freshman she won eight meets last spring in the high jump including her last of the season at New Balance Nationals Outdoor where she hit a four plus inch personal record of 6-0.75. Not only did that break the New Jersey state record but it was also the national freshman record previously held by Olympian Vashti Cunningham.
The only meet she didn't win was when she finished third at the Meet of Champions with her best prior to Nationals of 5-08. This is the young talent's first indoor season, last year as a freshman she played volleyball.
New Jersey Girls All-Time State Leaders Indoor High Jump
Hopewell Valley HS
Jonathan Dayton HS