Bottelier's 5-8 Leads The Way: Top 200+ Girls High Jump Returnees

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Last year was a huge year for Lydia Bottelier of Palisades in the high jump. After winning the PIAA Class AA title as a sophomore, Bottelier has just been getting better and better. Last winter, she cleared 5-08 to win the indoor state title. Outdoors, she got even better, jumping a best of 5-10 and winning her second straight outdoor state crown.

She'll look to add to her state title collection this season. Though she will have no shortage of challengers from a deep group of high jump returnees.

Kayla Gillen of Twin Valley will be one to watch. She was fourth in 2017 and third last year at indoor states. Now a senior, Gillen, whose indoor PR is 5-07 and outdoor PR is 5-08, will look to give Bottelier a run for her money at PSU. Gillen missed time this past outdoor season, but should be a serious factor this winter. Easton's Kate Willshaw also cleared 5-07 last winter. She was seventh at indoor states and will be looking to improve upon that this season.

Council Rock North's Kate Donnelly just missed out on an indoor state medal last year, but had a big spring season that included a AAA state title at Ship, where she cleared a career best of 5-07. Donnelly, a junior, is back this year looking to add indoor gold.

Abington Heights' Calista Marzolino jumped a big PR of 5-6 last winter to take fourth at indoor states. She'll look for a similar performance this season, too. Quakertown's Kacey Lambinus and Cheltenham's Brianna Smith are among the other returning medals from the indoor state meet last year. Smith enters with a season best of 5-5 from last year, while Lambinus cleared 5-4 last winter. Nazareth Area's Kristen Karavitch cleared also cleared a best of 5-4 last year and should be a contender this season.

Check out the 200+ girls high jump returners below:

High Jump

Rank Mark Athlete/Team Grade Meet Date Place
1 5-8
Palisades
2019
2 5-7
Twin Valley
2019
2 5-7
Easton Area
2019
4 5-6
Abington Heights
2019
5 5-5
Cheltenham
2020
6 5-4
Quakertown
2019
6 5-4
Council Rock North
2020
6 5-4
Nazareth Area
2020
9 5-3.5
Greater Latrobe
2020
10 5-3
Central Bucks East
2020
10 5-3
Penn Cambria
2020
10 5-3
Neshaminy
2019
13 5-2
Belle Vernon
2020
13 5-2
Mount Saint Joseph Academy
2021
15 5-1.5
Canon-McMillan
2019
16 5-1
Perkiomen School
2019
16 5-1
State College Area High School
2020
16 5-1
South Fayette High School
2019
16 5-1
Oakland Catholic
2019
16 5-1
Great Valley
2019
16 5-1
Warwick
2019
16 5-1
Cheltenham
2021
16 5-1
Garnet Valley
2019
24 5-0
Garnet Valley
2021
24 5-0
Conestoga Valley
2019
24 5-0
Bishop Shanahan
2019
24 5-0
Archbishop Ryan
2020
24 5-0
Mifflin County High School
2019
24 5-0
Ephrata
2019
24 5-0
Hempfield (3)
2020
24 5-0
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
2019
24 5-0
Wissahickon
2021
24 5-0
North Penn
2020
24 5-0
Delone Catholic
2019
24 5-0
Coatesville
2019
24 5-0
Williamsport Area
2020
24 5-0
Haverford Township HS
2020
24 5-0
Pennridge
2021
24 5-0
Upper Darby
2020
24 5-0
Strath Haven
2019
41 4-11.5
Hempfield Area (7)
2019
42 4-11
Kennett
2019
42 4-11
New Hope-Solebury
2019
42 4-11
Norwin
2019
42 4-11
Butler
2021
42 4-11
Waynesburg Central
2020
42 4-11
Bradford Area
2019
42 4-11
Abington
2019
42 4-11
Western Wayne
2019
42 4-11
Owen J. Roberts
2019
42 4-11
Methacton
2020
52 4-10
Lakeland
2019
52 4-10
Shamokin Area
2019
52 4-10
Troy
2020
52 4-10
Souderton Area
2021
52 4-10
Garnet Valley
2021
52 4-10
Wilson (3)
2020
52 4-10
Haverford Township HS
2019
52 4-10
Cumberland Valley
2021
52 4-10
Forest Hills
2021
52 4-10
Southern Lehigh
2021
52 4-10
Neumann Goretti
2021
63 4-9
Mifflin County High School
2021
63 4-9
Hempfield Area (7)
2019
63 4-9
Mount Lebanon
2019
63 4-9
Butler
2019
63 4-9
North Allegheny
2020
68 4-8
Bangor Area
2019
68 4-8
Mercersburg Academy
2020
68 4-8
Spring Grove
2019
68 4-8
Spring Grove
2020
68 4-8
Abington Heights
2021
68 4-8
Wilson (3)
2019
68 4-8
Wilson (3)
2021
68 4-8
Wilson (3)
2020
68 4-8
James Buchanan
2019
68 4-8
Archbishop Wood
2021
68 4-8
Archbishop Wood
2019
68 4-8
Pocono Mountain East
2020
68 4-8
Avon Grove
2021
68 4-8
Mercer Area
2021
68 4-8
Easton Area
2021
68 4-8
Central Dauphin
2020
68 4-8
Wilson (3)
2020
68 4-8
North Penn
2021
68 4-8
Lampeter Strasburg
2020
68 4-8
Ephrata
2019
68 4-8
Manheim Township
2020
68 4-8
Upper Merion
2020
68 4-8
Council Rock South
2021
68 4-8
Pennridge
2019
68 4-8
Pennridge
2019
68 4-8
Coatesville
2020
68 4-8
Cumberland Valley
2019
68 4-8
Avon Grove
2019
68 4-8
Saint Joseph's Catholic Academy
2020
68 4-8
Cardinal O'Hara
2020
68 4-8
Haverford Township HS
2021
68 4-8
Conwell-Egan
2019
68 4-8
Academy of Notre Dame
2020
101 4-7
Williamsport Area
2021
101 4-7
Wyomissing Area
2020
101 4-7
Methacton
2020
101 4-7
Dock Mennonite Academy
2020
101 4-7
Chartiers Valley
2019
101 4-7
Indiana Area
2020
101 4-7
North Allegheny
2019
101 4-7
Cameron County
2019
101 4-7
Greater Latrobe
2020
101 4-7
Fort Leboeuf
2019
101 4-7
Mount Lebanon
2021
112 4-6
Williamsport Area
2021
112 4-6
Selinsgrove
2020
112 4-6
Bensalem
2019
112 4-6
Altoona Area
2021
112 4-6
Lampeter Strasburg
2020
112 4-6
Scranton
2019
112 4-6
North Penn
2019
112 4-6
Delone Catholic
2019
112 4-6
Warwick
2021
112 4-6
Downingtown East
2020
112 4-6
Downingtown East
2019
112 4-6
Penn Wood
2019
112 4-6
Sun Valley
2020
112 4-6
Ephrata
2021
112 4-6
Central Dauphin
2020
112 4-6
Spring Ford
2020
112 4-6
Kennett
2021
112 4-6
West Chester Henderson
2019
112 4-6
Selinsgrove
2021
112 4-6
Milton Hershey
2020
112 4-6
Saint Joseph's Catholic Academy
2019
112 4-6
Ridley
2021
112 4-6
Hershey
2019
112 4-6
Neshaminy
2020
136 4-5
Trinity (7)
2020
136 4-5
Mount Lebanon
2019
136 4-5
Hempfield Area (7)
2020
136 4-5
North Allegheny
2021
136 4-5
Peters Township
2021
136 4-5
North Allegheny
2019
136 4-5
Butler
2021
136 4-5
Ringgold
2019
144 4-4
Clarion Area
2020
144 4-4
Mercersburg Academy
2020
144 4-4
Hamburg Area
2021
144 4-4
Hamburg Area
2021
144 4-4
Hanover Area Junior High
2022
144 4-4
Southern Columbia Area
2020
144 4-4
Penncrest
2021
144 4-4
Altoona Area
2020
144 4-4
Elizabethtown Area
2020
144 4-4
Cumberland Valley
2020
144 4-4
Central Bucks South
2019
144 4-4
Central Dauphin
2021
144 4-4
Red Land
2019
144 4-4
Forest Hills
2021
144 4-4
North Penn
2019
144 4-4
Martin Luther King HS
2019
144 4-4
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
2021
144 4-4
North Penn
2020
144 4-4
St. Hubert's
2020
163 4-3
Twin Valley
2021
163 4-3
Chambersburg
2021
163 4-3
Reading
2019
163 4-3
Hamburg Area
2021
163 4-3
Hickory
2020
163 4-3
Reading
2021
163 4-3
Dock Mennonite Academy
2020
163 4-3
Methacton
2021
163 4-3
Slippery Rock Area
2019
163 4-3
Sun Valley
2020
163 4-3
Southern Lehigh
2020
163 4-3
Baldwin
2019
163 4-3
South Fayette High School
2021
176 4-2
The Hill School
2020
176 4-2
George School
2021
176 4-2
Mercersburg Academy
2020
176 4-2
Pittston Area
2019
176 4-2
Scranton
2019
176 4-2
Pittston Area
2020
176 4-2
Western Wayne
2019
176 4-2
Lampeter Strasburg
2020
176 4-2
Western Wayne
2021
176 4-2
Williamsport Area
2019
176 4-2
Cumberland Valley
2019
176 4-2
Bermudian Springs
2020
176 4-2
Unionville
2021
176 4-2
J.P. McCaskey
2019
176 4-2
Central Bucks East
2020
176 4-2
Nazareth Academy
2019
176 4-2
Gwynedd-Mercy Academy
2021
176 4-2
Martin Luther King HS
2019
176 4-2
Central Bucks South
2021
176 4-2
Archbishop Ryan
2020
196 4-1
Tamaqua Area
2022
196 4-1
McDowell
2021
196 4-1
Meadville Area
2021
199 4-0
Archbishop Ryan
2020
199 4-0
Council Rock North
2021
199 4-0
Southern Columbia Area
2020
199 4-0
Pittston Area
2019
199 4-0
Western Wayne
2022
199 4-0
Western Wayne
2022
199 4-0
Fox Chapel Area
2021
199 4-0
Midas Track Club
2024
199 4-0
Slippery Rock Area
2019
208 3-6
Pittston Area
2021

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