Ricky Robertson

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Ricky Robertson
Personal information
Nationality American
Born (1990-09-19) September 19, 1990 (age 28)
Hernando, Mississippi
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 188 lb (85 kg)
Sport
Country  United States
Sport Track and field
Event(s) High jump
College team Ole Miss Rebels
Turned pro 2013
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals 2016

Ricky Robertson (born September 19, 1990 in Hernando, Mississippi) is an American track and field athlete who competes in the high jump. Ricky made his Olympic debut at the 2016 Summer Olympics placed 17th clearing a bar 2.26 m (7 ft 4​34 in), and placed 16th clearing 2.29 m (7 ft 6 in) at 2017 World Championships in Athletics – Men's high jump. Ricky Robertson earned 10 NCAA Division I All-American awards and 14 Southeastern Conference all conference awards as an Ole Miss Rebel.

Professional[edit]

Ricky made Team USA at 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials (track and field) in the high jump clearing 2.25 m (7 ft 4​12 in). Ricky made his Olympic debut at the 2016 Summer Olympics after clearing the Olympic standard 2.29 m (7 ft 6 in) at Chula Vista Olympic Training Center in June 2016.[1]

Ricky made Team USA after clearing the World Indoor standard and placing fourth at 2016 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships in the high jump clearing 2.18 m (7 ft 1​34 in).[2] At 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships – Men's high jump, he placed twelfth in the high jump clearing 2.20 m (7 ft 2​12 in).

Ricky jumped a season best at 2015 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the high jump clearing 2.25 m (7 ft 4​12 in) finished 7th.[3]

Ricky finished 8th at 2014 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the high jump clearing 2.25 m (7 ft 4​12 in).[4]

Ricky finished 15th at 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials (track and field) in the high jump clearing 2.15 m (7 ft 0​12 in).[5]

US National Championship Event Venue Place Height
2018 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships[6] High Jump Des Moines, Iowa 4th 2.28 m (7 ft 5​34 in)
2018 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships[7] Albuquerque, New Mexico 3rd 2.24 m (7 ft 4 in)
2017 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships[8] Sacramento, California 2nd 2.30 m (7 ft 6​12 in)
2016 United States Olympic Trials (track and field)[9] Eugene, Oregon 6th 2.21 m (7 ft 3 in)
2016 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships[10] Portland, Oregon 4th 2.18 m (7 ft 1​34 in)
2015 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships[11] Eugene, Oregon 7th 2.25 m (7 ft 4​12 in)
2015 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships[12] Portland, Oregon 2nd 2.31 m (7 ft 6​34 in)
2014 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships[13] Sacramento, California 8th 2.15 m (7 ft 0​12 in)
2012 United States Olympic Trials (track and field)[14] Eugene, Oregon 15th 2.15 m (7 ft 0​12 in)

NCAA[edit]

Ricky graduated from University of Mississippi. Ricky improved at Ole Miss in
2010 2.28 m (7 ft 5​34 in)
2011 2.29 m (7 ft 6 in)
2012 2.32 m (7 ft 7​14 in)
2013 2.29 m (7 ft 6 in)
[15]

Ricky Robertson high jumped a world leader in April 2012 at Florida Relays.[16]

Ricky Robertson earned all American honors bestowed by USTFCCCA in

  • 2 times in 2013,
  • 4 times in 2012,
  • 2 times in 2011,
  • 2 times in 2010.[17][18]

Ricky Robertson earned all Southeastern Conference honors 15 times:

At the 2010 NACAC Under-23 Championships in Athletics, Ricky placed second in the high jump clearing 2.23 m (7 ft 3​34 in).

Prep[edit]

Ricky Robertson was the 2008 High school #1 rated high jumper at 2.21 m (7 ft 3 in) and 2009 High school #1 rated high jumper at 2.18 m (7 ft 1​34 in).[19] Ricky graduated from Hernando High School (Mississippi).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ricky Robertson All Athletics profile, All-Athletics, retrieved July 18, 2016
  2. ^ 2016 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships Results - 3/11/2016 to 3/12/2016 Portland Convention Center -- Portland, Ore., usatf.org, retrieved July 19, 2016
  3. ^ USATF Championships Results - 6/25/2015 to 6/28/2015 Hayward Field, Eugene, Oregon, usatf.org, retrieved August 1, 2016
  4. ^ USATF Championships Results - 6/25/2014 to 6/29/2014 Hornet Stadium - Sacramento, California, usatf.org, retrieved August 1, 2016
  5. ^ 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials (track and field) - Hayward Field, Eugene, Oregon, usatf.org, retrieved August 1, 2016
  6. ^ "2018 US Outdoor championship Results". usatf.org. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  7. ^ "2016 US Indoor championship Results". usatf.org. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  8. ^ "2017 US Outdoor championship Results". usatf.org. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  9. ^ "2016 United States Olympic Trials Results". usatf.org. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  10. ^ "2016 US Indoor championship Results". usatf.org. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  11. ^ "2015 US Outdoor championship Results". usatf.org. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  12. ^ "2015 US Indoor championship Results". Flash Results. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  13. ^ "2014 US Outdoor championship Results". usatf.org. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  14. ^ "2012 United States Olympic Trials (track and field) Results". usatf.org. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  15. ^ Ricky Robertson Ole Miss results, TFRRS.org, retrieved July 18, 2016
  16. ^ Interview: Ricky Robertson - Mens High Jump Champion AddThis Sharing Buttons PEPSI FLORIDA RELAYS Todd Grasley Apr 8, 2012, milesplit.com, retrieved August 1, 2016
  17. ^ Ricky Robertson Ole Miss profile, olemisssports.com, retrieved July 18, 2016
  18. ^ 2013-14 Ole Miss Ricky Robertson profile - Page 18 & 19 (PDF), olemisssports.com, retrieved July 18, 2016
  19. ^ Ricky Robertson TEAM: Hernando HS, athletic.net, retrieved July 18, 2016

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