I was on track and field teams from grades 7-12 and then for five years at Ursinus College and Georgia Tech. In 1975, '76, '77, I competed in the NCAA Division III championships for Ursinus jumping 6'5", 6'6", 6'7", placing 7th, 7th, and 11th. I was a "walk-on" (no scholarship) high jumper on Georgia Tech's track team in 1978 (red-shirt) and 1979. My best jump ever was 6'9", which was not nearly enough to qualify for the NCAA Division I championships (7'2" was the qualifying height). At my peak, Vladimir Yashchenko held the world record at 7'8.25". In 2007, I was inducted into the Ursinus College Athletic Hall of Fame.
In April 2007, I competed in an open meet at Union College jumping a mere 5'6", which amazingly was enough to beat RPI's highjumper who will remain unnamed. One of the parents took shots of my best jump that day.