Future Stars: The Next Big Name Athletes In Boys Jumps

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Hatboro Horsham's Kasey Savage

We break down some of the top underclassmen athletes in the jumping events. These are athletes who compete in the pole vault, high jump, long jump, and triple jump. The 5 top athletes who are mentioned are athletes who are at the top of not only their respective grade but have run some of the top times in the entire nation. 

Check out the full top 20 rankings for freshmen and sophomores below as well as the five stand out athletes.   

Top 20 Rankings By Event: High Jump | Long Jump | Triple Jump | Pole Vault

5 Standout Athletes:

Carson Lenser (AR) - Carson Lenser may only be a sophomore but he currently has one of the top marks in the country in the pole vault. Lenser is the top athlete in the sophomore and junior classes and has the fifth-best mark in the entire nation. He vaulted 16 feet at the Jack Frost Vault Meet in Norman, Arkansas just this past weekend.

Jaden Price-Whitehead (PA) - Upper Dublin's (PA) Jaden Price-Whitehead is one of only four underclassmen athletes in the top 50 for the long jump so far this season. Price-Whitehead jumped a US No. 13 mark of 22-9.5 to place second at The 25th Hispanic Games just this past weekend at the Armory. He also ranks third for underclassmen with his jump of 44-4.75 from the TFCAofGP Meet.   

Kasey Savage (PA) - Hatboro Horsham (PA) sophomore Kasey Savage is currently tied for the 19th best high jump mark in the nation. Savage has cleared 6 feet 6 inches already this year. Savage also has the ninth-best underclassmen long jump mark with his jump of 21-2.25 from the TFCAofGP Meet.

Tobi Alabi (IL) - Tobi Alabi has the second best jump amongst underclassmen. He's cleared 6 feet 4 inches and is one of only two athletes in the top 50 overall. His jump from the Ted Haydon Holiday Classic is his personal best and tied for the US No. 46 mark.

Clayton Simms (LA) -  Clayton Simms vaulted a new indoor or outdoor PR in his first meet of the season. The sophomore vaulted 15-5.75 at the LSU HS Classic. That beat out his personal best of 12-feet from last year's outdoor season but over three feet. We will keep an eye on Simms to see how his season progresses, he's currently the second-best sophomore vaulter in the nation behind Lenser.