Porter Gibbs

Porter Gibbs

MISSOULA — In 2019, Missoula's Porter Gibbs took home gold in his age group at the United States Track and Field Junior Olympics National Meet with a winning jump of 5 feet, 1 inch.

This time around, he blasted that mark as his trajectory has kept rising.

The young high jump star cleared 6-3 at the same meet in Jacksonville, Florida, winning by just over two inches in the boys 13-14 age group. The best mark of his young career was 6-4 at a middle school meet this past spring as the incoming Missoula Big Sky freshman has already made a name for himself in the event.

His mark of 6-3 that took the gold in Florida would've tied the winning mark at the Class AA state meet that Missoula Hellgate jumper Josh Wade hit in May.

Lance Hartzler covers Griz men's basketball and prep sports for the Missoulian. Follow him on Twitter at @lance_hartz or shoot him an email at Lance.Hartzler@406mtsports.com.

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