17 JUL 2014 Preview Eugene, USA

Women’s high jump preview – IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014

Ukrainian high jumper Irina Gerashchenko (Getty Images)Ukrainian high jumper Irina Gerashchenko (Getty Images) © Copyright

Britain’s Morgan Lake has the best mark of all the entrants this year with a 1.93m clearance, but she is only entered in the high jump as a back-up; her main priority is the heptathlon.

In the absence of Australia’s world youth champion Eleanor Patterson, who recently jumped 1.94m but will be focusing on the Commonwealth Games this summer, the next best entrant is Ukraine’s Iryna Gerashchenko.

The world youth silver medallist has jumped 1.92m outdoors this year, but was even better indoors, clearing 1.95m.

Russia’s Irina Ilieva, a 1.90m jumper at best, could be another contender.

Parker Morse for the IAAF

Women's High Jump Event timing

Previous Champion

Competitor Nat Date
Alessia Trost ITA ITA 15 JUL 2012
Competitor Mark Nat Venue Date
Alina Astafei 2.00 GER GER Sudbury 29 JUL 1988

2014 Best

Pos Competitor Nat Mark
1 Eleanor Patterson AUS AUS 1.94
2 Morgan Lake GBR GBR 1.94
3 Iryna Gerashchenko UKR UKR 1.92
4 Michaela Hrubá CZE CZE 1.91
5 Vashti Cunningham USA USA 1.90