Kate Hall after setting the national record of 22-5 at New Balance Nationals Outdoors in 2015.
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We looked to see who have been the best girls long jumpers over the past five years and how this year compares.
The current US No. 1 in the nation, based on wind-legal marks only, is Upland (CA) High School's Caelyn Harris. The sophomore jumped 19-11 at the Trabuco Hills Invitational. That mark is shorter than what we generally see in nation-leading marks, even for this point in the season.
Number One Jump:
2019: 19-11 - CAELYN HARRIS (CA)
2018: 20-11.75 - JASMINE MOORE (TX)
2017: 22-1 - TARA DAVIS (CA)
2016: 21-1.5 - SAMIYAH SAMUELS (TX)
2015: 22-5 - KATE HALL (ME)
In the past five years, we've seen at least eight girls jump over 20 feet by the end of the season. This year, there have been no athletes to jump over 20 feet with wind-legal marks, but seven have jumped over 20 feet all-conditions.
Number of Jumps Over 20-Feet
Over the past five years, the final jump to make it into the top 50 has gotten better and better. In 2019 so far we've seen that trend take an opposite turn with the final jump in the top 50 being 17-10.25. For the last three years, the cutoff has been over 19-feet.
Last Mark In Top 50:
Take a look at the full stats lists below for both the nation's top wind-legal and all-conditions marks for the past five years.
*Note marks on the list above are wind-legal only*