Who was the best boys jumper over the past decade?

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.

The Setup

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

Michael Hoffer
School: Shawnee Heights
Class: 2018
By his senior year was ranked as one of the top jumpers in the nation in both the LJ (#6)& HJ (#7), His senior season not only did he win the state title in his specialty, the high jump, but also winning state titles the long jump and triple jump. 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.


Isaiah Simmons
School: Olathe North
Class: 2016
Isaiah a recent first-round NFL draft pick of the Arizona Cardinals has given a lot of credit for his speed and athletic ability to track & field. Isaiah was a 3X state long jump qualifier winning 2 titles and finishing 2nd once. He also won state medals on the track as well. Isaiah went on to Clemson where he most notably was an All-American and National champion in football but did LJ in the 2017 ACC Championships where he jumped 22'6.5" to finish 3rd. Had high school pr of 24'5".