Douglas (“Doug”) Nordquist is a retired male high jumper from the United States…..who competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics where he ended up in fifth place with a jump of 2.29 meters…and was the US track high jump champion in 1986 and 1988….placing second at the 1984 Olympic Trials behind distant cousin Dwight Stones. He competed for Sonora High School in California….finishing in a three way tie for third place at the 1977 CIF California State Meet….and attended Washington State University….where he was coached by 1968 Olympian Rick Sloan. He set his personal record of 2.36m while finishing second at the TAC National Championships at Cerritos College in Norwalk, California on June 15, 1990. That jump currently ranks Nordquist tied as the 25th best performer in history.Doug Nordquist is now the director for the California High School Entertainment Unit…winning first place awards with the band.
In this video, Nordquist is attempting his third jump at 7’7″ at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics…..along with some commentary from ABC’s Jim McKay regarding Nordquist’s teammate and jumping partner, Dwight Stones.