Chaunte Howard Lowe: Sets HJ AR, 2.04m/6'-8.25", courtesy of USATF, note by Larry Eder

Chaunte Howard Lowe, 2009 Millrose Games, photo by

Chaunte Howard Lowe Sets AR!

Chaunte Howard Lowe has been on a roll in 2010! At the US indoor champs in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the bar fell off the standards after she had cleared an apparent AR. In Mid March, Chaunte Howard Lowe medalled in Doha, Qatar at the World Indoor Champs.

On Wednesday, May 27, At the Ostrava meeting, the 49th Golden Spike, Chaunte Howard Lowe defeated Blanka Vlasic, 1.92m for Lowe, and 1.88m for Vlasic. On Sunday, May 30, 2010, in the Leisitzer 21rst Cottbus International Athleics meeting, Chaunte Howard Lowe warmed up into the high jump, starting at the opening of 1.87m and taking two jumps to clear 2.03/6-7.75 to tie Louise Ritter's AR from 1988. On the third and final attempt at
2.04m or 6-8.25, Chaunte Howard Lowe had her own record! Chaunte had broken the 22 year old record of Louis Ritter!

Chaunte Howard Lowe, 2009 Millrose Games, photo by

Lowe sets American record in high jump

INDIANAPOLIS - 2010 World Indoor bronze medalist Chaunte Lowe set the American record in the women's high jump Sunday at the 21st Lausitzer International Athletics Meeting in Cottbus, Germany.


A three-time USA Outdoor champion, Lowe cleared 2.04m/6-8.25 to win the women's high jump and break the 22-year-old American record. The previous record of 2.03m/6-7.75 was set by Louise Ritter back in 1988. Lowe came into the competition at 1.81m/5-11.25 and jumped at every height in the progression. After a first attempt clearance at 2.01m/6-7, Lowe needed two attempts to clear 2.03m/6-7.75 before moving the bar up to 2.04m/6-8.25. It was on her third and final attempt that Lowe was able to clear 2.04m and claim the American record.


For more information on Chaunte Lowe, visit For more information and complete results from the 21st Lausitzer International Athletics Meeting, visit



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