Male sophomore wins girls’ state high jump championship in New Hampshire

Feb 13, 2024 | Political News

A 10th-grade male won the New Hampshire state championship for girls' high jump after trouncing the competition in several meets leading up to the state finals.

Maelle Jacques, from Kearsarge Regional High School in North Sutton, New Hampshire, won with a jump of five feet, 1.75 inches to take home the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 2 state championship.

The high jumper competed in four regular-season meets before the state championships, placing first each time. Not only did Jacques win the high jump competitions, he also won multiple long-distance running competitions in 2023 at 1,500 and 1,600 meters.

In addition, he also had top-three finishes in long jump competitions before he beat out all competitors at the state level — even those in higher grades — in high jump.