Event: High Jump
PR: High Jump 2.38/7-9.75i
Born: October 24, 1972 in San Pedro, Calif.
Current Residence: Manhattan, Kan.
High School: Buena Vista (Colo.) HS 91
College: Arkansas 96
Coach: Cliff Rovelto & Mike Gilbert
Agent: Ray Flynn
Career Highlights: 2004 Olympic silver medalist; 2005 USA Outdoor champion; 2000 USA Indoor champion
After injuring his foot at the 2005 USA Outdoor Championships, Hemingway re-injured the same foot later that summer on his final jump of the prelims at the World Outdoor Championships in Helsinki, Finland. He decided to sit out the entire 2006 season to let it heal properly. He intends to compete during the 2007 indoor season. Hemingway had a strong season in 2005, highlighted by his win at the USA Outdoor Championships. In winning the silver medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Hemingway found himself in first place throughout the entire competition, jumping without misses. He successfully cleared 2.20m/7-2.5 and 2.25m/7-4.5 on his first attempts, then passed at 2.29m/7-6. His first try at 2.34m/7-8 also was successful, keeping him up on the world’s top jumper, Stefan Holm of Sweden, who had two misses at the height, as well as a miss at 2.32. At 2.36m/7-8.75, it was Holm who prevailed, clearing on his first attempt while Hemingway missed three times. After two years off, Hemingway in 2000 took his high jumping to another level indoors. A fourth-place finisher at the 1996 Olympic Trials, he did not compete in 1998 and 1999, saying he was tired of the sport and it was no longer fun...spent those two years as a whitewater raft guide in Colorado. Returning in 2000, he broke his PR on three occasions. His best clearance of 7-9.75 earned him the 2000 U.S. Indoor title and was the best jump in the world that year indoors...favorite training method is playing basketball...his PR prior to the 2000 indoor season was 7-6.5, set in 1996...his 2002 seasonal best of 2.32m/7-7.25 was the second best clearance by an American that year…married to wife Kate…favorite training methods are playing basketball and running hills with his dog…website: www.higher2fly.com.
Did not compete due to foot
2005: 1st at USA Outdoor Champs (2.27m/7-5.25)11th at World Outdoor Champs (2.20m/7-2.50)ranked #1 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 2.27m/7-5.25.
2004: Olympic silver medalist (2.34m/7-8) 2nd at Olympic Trials (2.30m/7-6.5)...6th at USA Indoors (2.20m/7-2.5)5th at Nike Prefontaine Classic (2.20m/7-2.5)Tied for 1st at Verizon Millrose Games (2.23m/7-3.75)2nd at adidas Oregon (2.27m/7-5.25)ranked #5 in world (#2 U.S. by T&FNbest of 2.34m/7-8.
2003: USA Outdoor runner-up (2.27m/7-5.25)1st at Modesto (2.34m/7-8, U.S. Leader)1st at Madrid (2.30m/7-6.5)12th at World Outdoors (2.25m/7-4.5)best of 2.34m/7-8ranked #2 in U.S. by T&FN.
2002: Tied for 2nd at USA Outdoors with Charles Clinger (2.29m/7-6)1st at Mt. SAC (2.30m/7-6.5)1st at Drake Relays (2.26m/7-5)1st at Stanford (2.25m/7-4.25)1st at Cork (2.25m/7-4.25)7th at Paris (2.25m/7-4.25)5th at Nike Prefontaine (2.30m/7-6.5)1st at Gresham (2.32m/7-7.25)ranked #3 in U.S. by T&FNbest of 2.32m/7-7.25.
2001: Did not compete.
2000: Won USA Indoors with a PR of 2.38/7-9.75 (best jump by an American in 2000 indoors or outdoors)...tied for 10th at Olympic Trials (2.17/7-1.50)...ranked 4th U.S. by T&FN...best of 2.38/7-9.75i.
1999: Did not compete
1998: Did not compete.
1997: 10th at USA Outdoors... best of 7-3 indoors.
1996: 4th at USA Olympic Trials...tied for 2nd at NCAA Outdoors and 3rd at SECs... ended the season ranked #5 in U.S. by T&FNbest of 7-6.5.
1995: Tied for 3rd at NCAA Outdoors, 2nd at SEC Outdoors and tied for 12th at USA Outdoors... ranked #8 in U.S. by T&FN... best of 7-4.5i.
1994: 4th at SEC Outdoors... best of 7.1.5.
1993: 8th at NCAA Outdoors...tied for 15th in qualifying at USA Outdoors... best of 7-4.5.
1992: Best of 6-10.75i.
1991: Tied for 8th at U.S. Junior Championships...best of 7-4.