High School Sports


Helena’s Trey Tintinger wins 3rd high-jumping national title

Posted at 12:40 PM, Jul 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-30 15:07:07-04
Helena High freshman Trey Tintinger set the new all-class state record by clearing 7 feet, 1.5 inches in the high jump at the State AA track and field meet at Butte. (RICHIE MELBY/MTN Sports)

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Add another accolade to Trey Tintinger’s high-jumping resume.

The two-time Montana high school state champion added his third national title on Friday, clearing 6 feet, 10 3/4 inches to win the 15-16 age division high jump championship at the USA Track and Field Hershey National Junior Olympics Championships.

Tintinger, who will be a junior at Helena High this fall, was representing the Helena Vigilantes at the national meet. He won the same event last year, also clearing 6-10 3/4 to set the national record. He also won the 13-14 age group in 2016.

On Friday, Tintinger entered the high jump at 6-06 3/4, clearing the height on his first attempt to win the event. The second-place competitor cleared 6-04 3/4 and missed all three attempts at 6-06 3/4. Tintinger then missed twice at 6-10 3/4 before clearing the bar on his final attempt. He had three narrow misses at 7-00 1/4.

Tintinger is the Montana all-class state record holder after he cleared 7-01 1/2 at the 2017 Class AA state track and field meet. After receiving an MIP (minor in possession) in the spring, Tintinger missed most of his sophomore campaign. He returned for the postseason to win his second consecutive state title, this time clearing 6-09.