Boys' Triple Jump Preview
Treyvon Ferguson went quality over quantity this winter in his main event. The Milton Hershey senior has competed just once in the triple jump, but in that one meet, he put down the top mark in the state so far this season. Ferguson leads the field into Sunday with a mark of 48-6.5, and will look to move up from his third place finish in 2017.
But the top returner from states last year is Strath Haven's Dayo Abeeb. He took second last season with a big jump and seems to perform well on the big stage. He comes in ranked PA#4. Imhotep's Akeem Cooper has been on fire lately, jumped 46-11 and then 47-1, a PA#3, in consecutive weeks. Cooper was fourth last season, but should be in the mix for the win.
State College Area is sending three triple jumpers across town to the runway on Sunday. Stanley Hamilton (PA#5), Lance Hamilton (PA#7), and Jake Hefkin (PA#11) will look to ensure there's plenty of Little Lions on the podium at the end of the day.
Others looking to get inside the top eight are Neshaminy's Logan Williamson (PA#6), Williamsport's Keith Jason (PA#7), Pennridge's Ryan Sattelle (PA#9) and, Coatesville's Naheem Moore (PA#10). It's worth noting that Wissahickon's Ahmir Johnson, who is PA#2, will miss the state meet with a hamstring injury.
Boys' Triple Jump Entries:
Event 30 Boys Triple Jump (16) =============================================================================== Meet Record: 49-10.50 3/6/2010 Carlton Lavong, Methacton Name Year School =============================================================================== 1 Abeeb, Dayo 12 Strath Haven 2 Blake, Akeel 10 Penn Charter 3 Cooper, Akeem 12 Imhotep Inst 4 Ferguson, Treyvon 12 Milton Hersh 5 Hamilton, Lance 11 State College 6 Hamilton, Stanley 11 State College 7 Hefkin, Jake 11 State College 8 Jason, Keith 12 Williamsport 9 Johnson, Ahmir 12 Wissahickon 10 Kiefel, Justin 12 Dtown West 11 Lomax, Jakari 11 Harrisburg 12 Moore, Naheem 11 Coatesville 13 rouse, Jmon 12 Highlands 14 Sattelle, Ryan 12 Pennridge 15 Williams, Mikale 12 Mercersburg 16 Williamson, Logan 11 Neshaminy