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.
|1||Donovan Louis||12||Potomac Senior High School||24-03.25||1|
|2||Frank Royal||11||Saint Christopher`s||24-02.25||1|
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