Vashti Cunningham

World Champion High Jumper

4x USATF Indoor Champion (High Jump)

3x USATF Outdoor Champion (High Jump)

2016 World Indoor Champion (High Jump)

2019 IAAF World Championships (Bronze Medal)

USA Olympian (2016 Rio) 

Vashti Cunningham turned pro in 2016 at the age of 18. In 2016, Vashti became the youngest U.S. track and field athlete to qualify for the Olympic Games since 1980. In 2018, Vashti repeated as the top American High Jumper. In 2019, Vashti  made history by becoming the first woman to win four consecutive USATF Indoor Championships (High Jump) in fifty years (since 1969). Vashti is the daughter of legendary NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham.

Competition Record (Medals)

  • Vashti placed third winning a bronze medal at the 2019 IAAF World Championships jumping 2.0 meters (tied a personal best).  She was flawless jumping six-for-six in jumps leading up to 2 meters. For the season she finished ranked # 1 in the USA.

  • 7/27/19: Won third consecutive USATF World Outdoor Championship (1.96m)

  • 6/30/19: Cleared a personal best 2.00m/6-6.75 on her first attempt, becoming just the ninth US women to ever clear that height

  • 4/20/19: Became the first female athlete in any event to win six consecutive years. at the Mt. SAC Relays, clearing a world-leading 6 feet, 5.50 inches (1.97m)

  • 2/23/19, became the first woman in fifty years to win four consecutive USATF Indoor Championships (High Jump)

  • 2019, cleared 1.95 (6-4.75) to win her second straight John Thomas women’s high jump title at the 112th NYRR Millrose Games

  • 2018 World Indoor Championships: Silver Medal High Jump (1.93 m)

  • 2018 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships: Gold Medal High Jump (1.97 m)

  • 2018 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships: Gold Medal High Jump (1.95 m)

  • 2017 USATF Outdoor Championships: Gold Medal High Jump  (1.99 m -  American Junior Outdoor Record)

  • 2017 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships: Gold Medal High Jump (1.96 m)

  • May 2017, jumped 1.95 m (6 ft 4 3⁄4 in) to win at Penn Relays

  • On April 15, 2017, Cunningham jumped 1.94 m (6 ft 4 1⁄4 in) to win in Torrance, California at Mt. SAC Relays

  • 2016 World Indoor Championships: Gold Medal High Jump (1.96 m)

  • 2016 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships: Gold Medal High Jump  (1.99 m - World junior record)

  • 2015 Pan American Junior Championships: Gold Medal High Jump (1.96 m -  Pan American Junior Championships meet record; World youth best)

  • On April 18, 2015, at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, California, Cunningham jumped 1.94 m (6 ft 4 1⁄4 in), to set the new national high school record. 

Olympic Experience

  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 13th(High Jump 1.88 m)

  • 2016 US Olympic Trials, 2nd  (High Jump 1.97 m; American junior record)

  • 2016, Became the youngest U.S. track and field athlete to qualify for the Olympic Games since 1980

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