2019's Triple Jumpers to Watch in Classes 3-5

Class 4 

Defending State Champion Riley Burger leads two other returning State Medalist in the Class 4 Girls Triple Jump. In addition to being the Class 4 State Champion, she also won the Emerging Elite Division at New Balance Outdoor Nationals with a massive 41-2 leap, which over two feet farther than the next best returner.

Last year's runner up Taris Jackson leads 5 returning State Medalists in the Class 4 Boys Triple Jump. After placing behind his Carthage teammate Arkell Smith last year, Jackson will look to claim his own State Title this year. His PR of 45-10 has him as the top returner in Class 4 (albeit Carthage is likely moving to Class 5) and sets him up to be the favorite in 2019.


1. Riley Burger - Notre Dame (Cape Girardeau)

2. McKenzie Pearson - Center

3. Eliana Liebman - Parkway Central

4. Anna Moore - Kirksville

5. Jena Martin - Smithville

6. Ciara Corley - Raytown South

7. Jolene Tidwell - Hillcrest

8. Zuri Reid - MICDS


1. Taris Jackson - Carthage

2. Jeffrey Radichel - Liberty (Wentzville)

3. Jasean White - Mexico

4. Danny Barafundi - Rockwood Summit

5. Jaques Thomas - Rockwood Summit

6. Remerdie Ndiang - Kirksville

7. Evan Bruenderman - Notre Dame (Cape Girardeau)

8. Michael Jenkins - McCluer