oHeps17 — Men’s Horizontal Jumps

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There once was a time when a 50-foot triple jump stood a good chance of winning a title. This year it could be that a 50-footer won’t even earn a point. What could make that even more true in 2017 is the competitive equity as the No. 2 seed through the No. 7 seed are separated this spring by just seven inches.

Let’s start at the top where the favorites are a proven trio. Cornell senior Bobby Plummer (Scarsdale, N.Y.) is the defending champ after leaping 52-5 1/2, but he is currently sitting at No. 8 for the spring. Harvard senior Efe Uwaifo (London, U.K.) — who has won three straight indoor crowns — has yet to unleash the kind of jump of which he is capable. Brown sophomore Jason Katz (Wyckoff, N.Y.) is the season leader, the only one who has stretched the tape to 51 feet this winter.

And yet the additional challenger list is long and impressive. There are seven other triple jumpers who have leapt at least 49-9 within the last year. Seven others? Yup, here’s the list: Dartmouth sophomore Justin Donawa (Sandys, Bermuda), a member of the Bermuda national soccer team, and senior Corey Muggler (Holland, Pa.), Cornell senior John Enkler (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) and sophomore James Seaton (Coram, N.Y.), Brown senior Taylor Alarcon (Wilmette, Ill.), Princeton sophomore Stefan Amokwandoh (South Croydon, U.K.) and Columbia record holder Daniel Igbokwe (Chelmsford, U.K), just a freshman. This event should have your attention late Sunday afternoon.

Some of those names are also in the mix for Saturday’s long jump championship. Seaton has the best leap of the spring at 24-5 1/2, but Katz, Muggler and Uwaifo are each within reach of that. In fact, Muggler won the indoor title in 2016 while two other contenders — Princeton senior Greg Leeper (Rockaway, N.J.) and Harvard freshman Anthony DeNitto (Waban, Mass.) — are also past indoor champions. Two other names to note are Cornell junior Alex Rodriguez (Sagamore Hills, Ohio), who was pushing close to 25 feet a year ago, and Yale freshman Bruno Jednacak (Zagreb, Croatia), his nation’s champion in both the long and triple jumps as a high schooler. — Brett Hoover (feeling tired)

Long jump

Final: Saturday, 3 pm

Heps Record
7.93 (26-00.25) — Ugwunna Ikpeowo (Princeton, 1996)

Championship Record
7.90 (25-11.00) — Jeff Nord (Brown, 1997)

2017 Top 10
7.45 (24-05.50) — James Seaton (Cornell)
7.29 (23-11.00) — Alex Rodriguez (Cornell)
7.27 (23-10.25) — Corey Muggler (Dartmouth)
7.20 (23-07.50) — Jason Katz (Brown)
7.17 (23-06.25) — Bruno Jednacak (Yale)
7.15 (23-05.50) — Efe Uwaifo (Harvard)
7.09 (23-03.25) — Anthony DeNitto (Harvard)
7.08 (23-02.75) — Nico Robinson (Dartmouth)
7.06 (23-02.00) — Greg Leeper (Princeton)
6.96 (22-10.00) — Kelsey Nedd (Cornell)
6.96 (22-10.00) — Andrew Bolze (Harvard)

Triple jump

Final: Sunday, 2 pm

Heps Record
16.60 (54-05.50) — Muhammad Halim (Cornell, 2008)

Championship Record
16.33 (53-07.00) — Muhammad Halim (Cornell, 2007)

2017 Top 10
15.59 (51-01.75) — Jason Katz (Brown)
15.38 (50-05.50) — Justin Donawa (Dartmouth)
15.36 (50-04.75) — Efe Uwaifo (Harvard)
15.34 (50-04.00) — John Enkler (Cornell)
15.32 (50-03.25) — Taylor Alarcon (Brown)
15.23 (49-11.75) — Stefan Amokwandoh (Princeton)
15.20 (49-10.50) — James Seaton (Cornell)
15.10 (49-06.50) — Corey Muggler (Dartmouth)
15.05 (49-04.50) — Bobby Plummer (Cornell)
14.67 (48-01.75) — Daniel Igbokwe (Columbia)

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