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Cork City Sports 2017 High Jump

Cork City Sports Set for High Jump Spectacular

Cork City Sports

17:30pm Tuesday July 18th 2017


 Cork City Sports 2017 5X7


Both Men's and Women's High Jump competitions are expected to be major highlights of the 66th Cork City Sports.

The fields assembled this year, in both the mens and womens events, include some of the best athletes ever seen in Cork. The respective meet records of 2.30m in the mens event, set by Olympian Jamie Nieto, USA, in 2008, is expected to be under threat on July 18th. Similarly the womens record of 1.92m set by Amy Acuff, in 2007, could also fall.


Men's High Jump

Chris Baker

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Photo: Athletics Weekly

One of the main contenders in the mens competition will be European Championships Bronze medallist Chris Baker, from the UK. He is also a World Indoor Championships Top 8 athlete. He is the number two British high jumper, behind Olympic Bronze medallist, Robbie Grabarz, and  has a best of 2.36m indoors. He has already jumped 2.27m outdoors this year. This is over 7 and a half feet, or six inches from the ceiling in the average house!
Chris Baker's IAAF Profile


The field includes:

  • Jamal Wilson, Bahamas, with a personal best of 2.30m. He has already jumped 2.27m this year.
  • Norbert Kobielski, Poland, has already jumped 2.26m, at the end of June, and is jumping at his best right now.
  • Mike Edwards, GBR 2.25m PB
  • Darius Purcell, USA, 2.27m
  • Donte Nall, USA, 2.27m

All of these athletes will striving to break the Meet Record.


Women's High Jump

The main contenders in the womens competition will be Liz Patterson,USA, NCAA champion, with a personal best of 1.94m, and Levern Spencer, Saint Lucia, an Olympic Top 8 finisher, and Pan American Games Champion, with a personal best of 1.98m.
Liz Patterson's IAAF Profile

Levern Spencer's IAAF Profile


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Elizabeth Patterson
Photo: Santa Cruz Sentinel

Leverne Spencer

Photo: Saint Lucia Online



Standing next to the bar that these athletes jump over, it is difficult to comprehend that it is even possible to get your entire body over it!

Cork City Sports invites spectators to locate themselves at the standing area at the top bend at CIT Athletics Stadium, on July 18th, to get a full appreciation of what these great athletes can accomplish.

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66th Cork City Sports Programme of Events

66th Cork City Sports - Meet Info


Meet Programme - Track

Start TimeTrack EventsSponsor
5:15 p.m. Juvenile 300m events Cork's 96FM - C103
5:30 p.m. Juvenile 200m events Barry's Tea
5:55 p.m. 3000m Open Men Leisureworld
6:15 p.m. InterFirm/Services Relay Race 1 KBC Bank
6:20 p.m. InterFirm/Services Relay Race 2 KBC Bank
6:30 p.m. 800m Junior Women Evros
6:40 p.m. 1500m Junior Men Cork ETB
6:50 p.m. Sonia 3k Challenge Relay Glenilen Farm
7:05 p.m. 100m Women Centra
7:10 p.m. 100m Men SuperValu
7:23 p.m. 100m Women Race 2 Centra
7:30 p.m. 100m Men Race 2 SuperValu
7:38 p.m. 400m Hurdles Men O'Leary Insurances
7:48 p.m. 800m Women Henry Ford & Son Ltd
7:55 p.m. 800m Men Cork City Council
8:05 p.m. 3000m Women Sport Ireland/Athletics Irl
8:17 p.m. 3000m Men John Buckley Sports
8:30 p.m. 200m Women Cork Airport
8:38 p.m. 200m Men DPS Engineering
8:45 p.m. 1 Mile Men Johnson Controls
8:55 p.m. 200m Women Race 2 Cork Airport
9:00 p.m. 200m Men Race 2 DPS Engineering


Meet Programme - Field

Start TimeField EventsSponsor
6:00 p.m. Hammer Women O'Callaghan Properties
6:00 p.m. High Jump Women Aon Hewitt
6:30 p.m. Pole Vault Women Dukes Coffee Company
6:45 p.m. Shot Putt Men JCD Group
7:00 p.m. Long Jump Men Cork County Council
7:15 p.m. High Jump Men FMC International


Tickets / Admission Details

Stand €15 | Ground €10

Free admittance for accompanied juveniles

To purchase tickets, contact Tony O’Connell, Chairman Cork City Sports. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel: +353 (0)86 238 5842

Tickets are also available at John Buckley Sports, Mulgrave Road Cork (opposite Opera House) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  +353 (0)21 4508830

Tickets will also be available, at the gates and stand, on the evening of the 66th Cork City Sports, 17:30pm Tuesday July 18th 2017


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