2019 Class A Boys Pre-Season Field Events Preview

Long Jump-

2018 State Champion: Tate Walcott (Colfax [Ridgeview]) 24-0.25 [+0.1]

Key Athletes: Tate Walcott (Sr., Colfax [Ridgeview]), Kendall Kennedy (Sr., Madison), Brady Webb (Sr., Forreston), Jacardia Wright (Sr., Decatur St. Teresa), Ramsey Hunt (Jr., Hume [Shiloh]), Alphonso Rice III (Sr., Madison), Zachary Olenek (Sr., Elgin St. Edward), Lane Ross (So., Vienna), Brady Webb (Sr., Forreston), Tristen Tewes (Sr., Pleasant Plains)

Breakdown: Last year's state meet culminated in an impressive battle between Connor Artman, the former state champion in the event, and Tate Walcott. Walcott managed to pull off the win in a state-best 24-0.25 on the day and will now be the one seeking to repeat as champion. Last year Walcott split his time between four different sports but seeks to narrow his focus to just track this year in the spring. This decision could make him more of a threat. But he's joined by other returning all-staters: Ramsey Hunt (3rd), Zachary Olenek (5th), Brady Webb (6th), Alphonso Rice III (7th), and Lane Ross (8th), all of whom will also be looking for a title.