13 Can't Miss USA Athletes At U20s, Plus 6 More Worldwide

Team USA 


Tara Davis/Jasmine Moore

Event: Triple jump, Long jump

School: University of Georgia/Mansfield Lake Ridge (TX)

Breakdown: Fresh off her breakout season with the University of Georgia, Davis is predicted to win the U20 long jump with her wind-legal 6.71 meter attempt from USA Juniors. In fact, Davis, last year's Pan American Junior Champion, has the top four marks at the world U20 ranks in 2018 alone. So it would take a mountain to beat her in Finland. However, another American might place a close second. 

Oddly enough, Moore has a better shot in the long jump than she does the triple jump. That's ironic, considering the triple jump is where Moore, who just finished her junior season at Mansfield Lake Ridge High School (TX), flourished in 2018 and captured a remarkable all conditions jump of 45-4.75 at the Texas state championships in May. In the months since, though, Moore has been working through minor adjustments--and trying to get 100-percent healthy--as she looks to break through again. She posted her third best jump of 2018 at the USA Junior Championships at 43-4, but Moore will have to do much better to medal in Finland. In the long jump, she's ranked No. 4 and has a best of 21-0.25 on the season. 


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