By News-Register staff • 

Sheridan grad Huntley elected to High School Hall of Fame

Joni Huntley, the 1974 Sheridan High School graduate who set new heights for girls in the high jump, will be inducted into the National Federation of State High School Associations’ (NFHS) National High School Hall of Fame as a member of its Class of 2016.

Huntley, a three-sport athlete for the Spartans, won OSAA Class 4A state track and field titles in the 100-yard dash, the long jump and the 100-meter high hurdles in addition to the girls’ high jump, which she won three times. Her clearance of 6 feet even to win the state title in 1974 set an American record (she later advanced it to 6-0 ¾) and still stands as the Class 4A state record.

Huntley matriculated to Oregon State University following her graduation from Sheridan High, jumping and playing volleyball for the Beavers. She placed fifth in the high jump at the 1976 Olympics and won the bronze medal at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.

Huntley is inducted among a High School Hall of Fame class of 12 members, including athletes, coaches, officials and administrators. The induction ceremony will take place during the NFHS Annual Summer Meeting, to be held June 28-July 2 in Reno, Nevada.

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