2019 State Champion: Alex Babbington (Plainfield East), 6'9"
Key Athletes: Jonah Walton (Jr., Hoffman Estates), Isaiah Tyler (Sr., Maywood [Proviso East]), Jordan Vela (Sr., Tinley Park [Andrew]), Jimi Taiwo (Sr., Chicago Whitney Young), Connor Hopkins (Sr., Downers Grove North), Porter Conroy (Jr., Maple Park [Kaneland])
Breakdown: Four return from last year's finals. Based on the returners there are no clear cut favorites at this point in time.
Isaiah Tyler is the returning list leader (6'7") from indoor and Jonah Walton is the highest returning place winner at 6'5". This could be the most unpredictable event on the field event docket as there is a log jam between consistent 6'4-6'5 jumpers.
Don't be surprised to see more than twelve in the finals and a jump of 6'8 or 6'9 to win the title. Someone will surely pop onto the scene who we least expect, so pay attention indoors as we may get an early preview.