The quartet of Donovan Louis, Jordan Walker, Frank Royal, and Caden Billak are looking for some serious hardware and long jumps at New Balance Nationals. These guys rank US #1, US #3, US #6, and US #24 in this event nationally.
Leading the way is Louis with his 24-3.25 with Royal and Billak close behind. All three of these guys will be jumping in the third and final flight just after Walker in the second flight. The top nine will move onto the final.
The name of the game here is getting a solid mark in to make the finals but also going for broke to win the title. That will be the toughest battle of them all and certainly will keep some coaches up at night. Keep an eye on the first jump this weekend as it will be the most important jump of the entire competition to ensure that these athletes get into the final and then have five shots at putting it all together.