Curtis Williams Finally Lands A Legal LJ, Pockets 25-5 Mark

* Curtis Williams produced a US No. 21 all-time long jump on Friday at the FHSAA Class 3A Championships

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Up until the end of this week, not a single athlete in the United States had authored a wind-legal long jump over 25 feet. 

Curtis Williams changed that. 

The Tallahassee Leon (FL) High School senior didn't just win the long jump at the FHSAA Class 3A Track and Field Championships on Friday at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. 

He went straight beast mode. 

Williams tied a 19-year-old state championship record held by Dixie Hollins graduate Kevin Marion ('02), screaming off the board for a 7.75 meter (25 feet, 5.25 inch) jump.

Hialeah Miami Lakes graduate Michael Timpson secured the all-time Florida state record in 1985 with his 7.87 (25-10) meter mark at the Golden South Classic.

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The new US No. 1 jump stands at No. 21 all-time. 

More, it was one of just 40 jumps over 25 feet all-time, and one of 19 over 25-feet since 2010. 

It was the farthest wind-legal registered leap since Matthew Boling's outstanding mark of 26-3.5 at the Texas Relays in 2019.

It also might have single-handedly derailed Fort Myers Dunbar's Leonard Mustari's efforts at a Florida state triple.

If not for Williams, Mustari would have gotten it. 

Mustari secured the best overall jump of his career, too, capturing a mark of 7.56 meters (24-9.75). That leap is now No. 9 in Florida history

He also won the 110mH in a career-best 13.62w and the 300mH in a career-best 37.16. 

For Williams, his success was the culmination of a year that saw him on the cusp of achieving that elusive big mark. In previous weeks, without wind-gauges, he had captured some incredible jumps. 

At the FHSAA Region 3A-1 Championships on May 1, he had secured a winning effort of 24-11. Previously, on April 3 at the Chiles Capital City Track and Field Classic, he had pocketed the nation's top all conditions mark at 25-1.50.

Perhaps Friday's performance was a fitting conclusion to a season leading toward that mark. 

The legendary performance gave Williams his first individual state championship. He also finished seventh in the 200m (21.91) and third in the 400m (48.34).

1	Curtis Williams	12	Leon HS	25-05.00	1.6	2
2	Leonard Mustari	12	Dunbar HS	24-09.75	0.6	2
3	Edward LOUIS	9	Dillard HS	23-03.25	2.2	2
4	Brayan Augustin	10	Charlotte HS	22-08.75	4.0	1
5	De'wante Deas	12	Blanche Ely HS	22-05.75	1.5	2
6	Kelton Henderson	10	Island Coast HS	22-05.75	4.3	2
7	Mateo Smith	11	Boyd Anderson HS	22-05.00	1.6	1
8	Markez Sermons	12	Orange Park HS	22-04.50	0.5	2