Joni Huntley

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Joni Huntley
Joni Huntley 1975.jpg
Huntley in 1975
Personal information
Full nameJoni Luann Huntley
BornAugust 4, 1956 (1956-08-04) (age 63)
McMinnville, Oregon, U.S.
Height173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Weight61 kg (134 lb)
Event(s)High jump
ClubPacific Coast Club, Long Beach
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)1.97 m (1984)[1][2]

Joni Luann Huntley (born August 4, 1956) is an American high jumper. She competed at the 1976 and 1984 Olympics and won a bronze medal in 1984, placing fifth in 1976. At the Pan American Games she won a gold medal in 1975 and a bronze in 1983. She was ranked as third-best high jumper in the world in 1975. Domestically she won the national title in 1974–77 and set four American records in 1974–75.[1]

Huntley was born in McMinnville, Oregon, and raised in Sheridan, Oregon, where she attended Sheridan High School. While there she was the first high school girl over 6 feet, setting the NFHS national high school record.[3] A graduate of Oregon State University, she is currently a teacher at Forest Park Elementary in Portland, Oregon and has two daughters.


  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Joni Huntley". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.
  2. ^ "Joni Huntley".
  3. ^ National High School Record Book Archived September 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
United States Deanne Wilson
USA National High Jump Champion
Succeeded by
United States Louise Ritter