Use the following trick to clear a height of 2.50 or more. Approach the bar at full speed or close to it, set your angle at around 53 to 60, and press Down immediately.
1500 Meter Dash:
When the race starts, run full speed until you are about one fourth of the way into the first turn. Release Run, then press Run again when the stamina indicator is yellow. Then release Run and repeat. When you are nearing the straight-a-way release Run and allow the stamina indicator build up to full status. Then, run full speed until one fourth into the next turn and repeat this process. Note: Use only one button during the entire race(A), and your stamina bar will decrease a lot slower.