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Helena Middle School's Tintinger Makes History with 6'4" High Jump

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This past weekend Helena Middle School student Trey Tintinger had one of the best high jumps in the country at 6'1", and me at 5'8", well Trey, he'd have no problem jumping over me.

"It was definitely something that surprised me," said Tintinger. "I had no idea I could jump that high until then."

The 6'1" jump was the second highest in Helena Middle School history, only a quarter of an inch from the record set in 1984 Corey Johnson. But Trey doesn't want to stop there.

"I want to get to about 6'5"," said Tintinger.

"I just want him to do the best he can can," said Bobcats head track and field coach Dave Stergar. "And his best might only be 5'10" tomorrow, but it might be 6'5" next week."

6'5" is the national record for ages 13-14 in high jump. That said, 6'1" is a pretty impressive jump for Trey, especially since this is only his second year in the event.

"My first jump ever was like 5 foot, I think," said Tintinger. "Yeah, it was five foot, and that was just during practice. And then during the meet I got 5'6"."

"Most of the kids at this level are pretty natural," said Stergar. "We have the advantage that the Helena High coach comes down here and helps our coaches. So he has not just our coaches, but he has the varsity coach helping him out."

And all that help paid off yesterday at the Middle School meet in Helena, where Trey not only broke the school record at 6'2", but then inched closer to the record books with a 6'4" jump. And as he looks towards high school, that jump would have taken first at the Class AA State Meet last year, where he hopes to be competing at next year.

"I want to just be the best jumper in the nation in high school," said Tintinger. "And just like across the world too."

At 13 years old, Trey has already put himself into the Montana middle school record books, and who knows, maybe in a few years he'll put himself in the Montana high school record books, and maybe even beyond.

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