Nyalaam Jumps to New Heights as a Gopher


Nyalaam Jok graduated Annandale High School last year with an impressive resume that included being a 3x Class A State Champion in the high jump, a 1x State Champion in the long jump, going undefeated her senior season in the high jump, tying the state record for the high jump and winning a plethora of sections and conference titles.

After graduating she has gone on to stay home to compete for the University of Minnesota. Now there as a true freshman, she is already breaking records as a Gopher. 

The University of Minnesota track and field saw true freshman Jok break the high jump school record on Wednesday night at the St. Thomas Tommie Twilight meet. There Jok posted three personal best jumps to post a final mark of 6' 1.25" to break the old record of 6' 0.75" held by Taylor Wiebke.

1stNyalaam Jok6' 1.25"2022
2ndTaylor Wiebke6' 0.75"2017
3rdLiz Roehrig6' 0"2008
T-4thAshley Ramacher5' 11.5"2018
T-4thHeta Tuuri5' 11.5"2018
6thTracee Wolf5' 10"1988
T-7thJess Herauf5' 9.25"2015
T-7thKathianne Sellers5' 9.25"1995
T-7thCaitlin Roemhildt5' 9.25"2007
T-7thNatalie Devine5' 9.25"2008

Jok's mark of 6' 1.25" is good enough for third in the Big Ten this season and 7th nationally.