Son of masters jumper Ron Lee sets back-to-back national records
Coach and author Ron Lee, a national-class M45 high jumper, is one proud poppa. His 10-year-old son Sean has set two national Bantam (age 9-10) records in the high jump in recent weeks. “He actually broke it last weekend at the Long Beach Sprinters youth meet by jumping 1.56 meters,” Ron writes. “The old record was 1.55 and was 33 years old. On Sunday, he upped his own record by a centimeter at 1.57 (5-1 ВѕвЂќ) at the USATF Multi-event Junior Olympic Association Championships at West Covina High School. We just did the meet for fun and he took third overall. His goal is to jump 5-3 this year and repeat as the JO high jump champ at the end of July in Sacramento. I am very proud of him.” You know what this means, of course. Sean is 25 years away from entering masters! So look for him at 2035 worlds.
Closer to now, look for Coach Lee at his high jump camp June 19 at Trabuco Hills High School in south Orange County, California. It’s geared for kids in 8th to 12 grades, but he’s inviting oldsters as well.
The camp is for six hours (9 a.m.-3 p.m.). I just locked down the date last week and I am getting the word out now. If there are any master athletes interested, I could accommodate them. They just have to email me. More information on the camp and registration forms are at my website at www.usahighjumpclub.com. I may do another camp just for youths age 9-13 (Bantam, midget, youth age groups) at a later date. There are no camps out there for them. Kind of like a beginner camp.
He also sent this PDF info sheet on his June 19 camp.
Here is Sean’s 1.56 jump from the week before.