Doug Nordquist placed runner-up at the 1984 U.S. Olympic Trials with his 2nd PR of the day at 7’7”, and later that summer, placed fifth in the 1984 Olympic Games with a jump of 7’6”. He was TAC High Jump champion in 1986 (7’7 ¾” PR) and 1988 (7’8” tied PR). He was the first Goodwill Games Champion at 7’8 ½”. He set his personal record of 7’8 ¾” while finishing runner-up at the TAC National Championships at Cerritos College. He competed for Sonora High School, finishing in a three-way tie for third place at the 1977 CIF California State Meet with a jump of 6’10”. Doug was also the team captain of the 1979 Fullerton College and 1981 Washington State University track teams.
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