Virginia Takes Long Jump National Rankings By Storm At St. Christopher's Invitational

Two Virginia studs jumped the U.S. No. 1 and U.S. No. 2 marks on Friday at the St. Christopher's Indoor Track & Field Invitational.

Potomac Senior High School's Donovan Louis jumped 24 feet, 3.25 inches for a new U.S. No. 1 mark. Only an inch behind him was Saint Christopher`s Frank Royal, who flew for a jump of 24-2.25.

The previous U.S. No. 1 mark -- now the U.S. No. 3 mark -- was held by Mason Freeman from Gilman School in Maryland. Freeman's jump of 23-7 had been the nation-leading mark since the Frostbite Invitational on December 22. 

Also competing at the St. Christopher's Indoor Track & Field Invitational and finishing third was 
Centreville senior Caden Billak, whose 23-2 mark tied him with the U.S. No. 6 mark. Virginia athletes now hold four of the top 10 spots in the nation in the boys long jump.

Louis should see a nice bump in the MileSplit 50 rankings as well after his U.S. No. 1 performance in the long jump and 6.55 in the 55m sprint to place third. Last week he jumped from 13th to 14th without hitting any PRs.    

1Donovan Louis12Potomac Senior High School24-03.251
2Frank Royal11Saint Christopher`s24-02.251
3Caden Billak12Centreville23-02.001

Related St. Christopher's Invitational Links:

Boys Long Jump Champ - Donovan Louis US #1 24-3.25

Frank Royal U.S. No. 2 In Long Jump (24-2.25) On Home Track