MileSplit All-American Team - Boys Long Jump Presented by New Balance
Grant Holloway can hurdle, sprint, and jump as he popped a U.S. No. 1 in the long jump with his jump of 25-8.75 at the Virginia 6A State Championships.
1.Grant Holloway (Grassfield, VA - Jr.) - In just his first year of taking long jump seriously, the multi-event and football star jumped an astounding 25-8.75 to rank U.S. No. 1. The Virginia state champion placed third at USATF Junior Nationals behind two collegians and fifth at NBNO.
2. Ja’Mari Ward (Cahokia High Schol, IL -Jr.) - The indoor national champion did not have the chance to defend his NBN title due to injury, but still finished the year ranked U.S. No. 2 with his 25-6.5 best. He won the Illinois state meet, the Great Southwest Classic and third at the Caribbean Scholastic Invite behind two Cuban athletes. He is undefeated versus Americans this year.
3. Lawrence Wallace (Tucson Magnet HS, AZ - Sr.) - The Alabama recruit enjoyed an undefeated season in 2015, including a clean sweep through Arizona to win his first state title with a wind-legal U.S. No. 3 mark of 25-1.75.
4. Chris McBride (Redan, GA - Sr.) - The former sprinter chose to focus solely on the jumps this season. The choice was a good one as he went undefeated in 2015, including victories at the Georgia Olympics and NBNO. He jumped All-Conditions US #7 25-1.25 to win the national title.
5. Greg Vann ( Rio Mesa High, CA - Sr.) - After earning runner-up honors at New Balance Nationals Indoor, the senior peaked perfectly this spring to win his first California state title. He was runner-up at Mt. SAC Relays and won the ASICS Mt. Carmel Invitational in U.S. No. 4 24-10.5.
6. Justes Nance ( Blair Academy, NJ - So.) - The New Balance Nationals Outdoor runner-up ranks U.S No. 7 with his 24-5.75 jump in Greensboro. He won the New Jersey state championship as well as the USATF World Youth Trials.
7. Rayvon Grey ( Beacon, NY - Jr.) - The New York state champion recorded his best jump of 24-9.75 to rank U.S. No. 5 in winning the Loucks Games. He placed fourth at New Balance Nationals Outdoor to earn All-American honors.
8. Mark Rubalcaba ( Faith Lutheran HS, NV - Sr.) - The Nevada state champion for long and triple jumps was nearly undefeated in the long jump this year, as he also won the Arcadia Invitational. He ranks U.S No. 6 with his state title-winning jump of 24-8.