What Is This?
Over the next few weeks Milesplit Kansas will be rolling out brackets broken down by discipline. Fans can vote for who they think is the top athlete in each discipline. In the end, we will be crowning the top track and field athlete in the state of Kansas as selected by the fans. This poll is for the best boys jumper of the past decade.
We've selected 8 of the top boys Jumpers, the two top ranked, over the last decade, in each event and two more random. We ranked them 1-8 ranking, giving each field discipline a top seed then randomly placed the remaining 5. We then placed them in a bracket of head-to-head matchups where your poll votes on the next page will determine who advances.
Athletes included are from the period between 2010 and 2019. This is based solely on their top tier ranking for the decade. Many top athletes in each discipline were left-off which saddened us but time constraints and bracketing size had to play into consideration.
How This Works
Athletes are seeded 1 through 8 based on marks and ranking. After each round, the person with the most votes in their matchup will advance to the next round. Voting will end at 2 p.m. CT for each round. You may vote on Ks.MileSplit.com. Be sure to spread the word to advance your favorites into the next round!
Round 1: June 1-5
Round 2: June 6-8
Final Round: June 9-10
School: Shawnee Heights
By his senior year was one of the top jumpers in the nation, not just in his specialty, the high jump, but also the long jump and triple jump, winning all 3 his senior year. Michael Hoffer was a 7X state jumping qualifier and a 5X state champion. Pr's of 7'025" in the hj, 24'4.25" in the lj, and 48'9" in the tj. Now jumps at the Univ. of Nebraska.
School: Bishop Carroll
Nick was a 5X state jumps qualifier and a 2X state pole vaulting champion. Nick would go on to finish 8th his senior season at the USATF Jr Championships. Pr's of 16'8" PV, 21'3.25" LJ, 5'6" HJ, 37'11.5" TJ. Nick went on to vault at KU and finished as high as 13th.
Click through the pages below to vote for the other first-round matchups.