* An athlete jumps at the CIF Championships in 2018
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It pays to be one of the best.
While Central High's (CA) Simone Johnson may not have made a massive jump year-over-year, she's seen small progress, and that's nothing to take for granted.
Currently US No. 2 in the triple jump with her career best 40 foot, 6.5 inch jump at the West Coast Relays, Johnson has improved by nearly 2-feet to eclipse that 40-foot barrier for the first time in her career.
Read: The Most Improved Boys Jumpers YOY Thus Far In 2019
Beyond that big jump, Johnson now likely has bigger goals, like improving on her 19th-place finish (she didn't get out of the prelims) at the CIF State Championships in June.
It's a big year ahead for Johnson.
But check below for the entire list of the most improved girls in the country.
Top 1,000 Most Improved: Girls Long Jump - Girls Triple Jump