Leap Of The Year: Boys 100

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Jackson Connelly dropped .60 off his 100 time this year. 

The 100 is not an event where massive leaps are common. Given that there's only 100 meters to make an improvement, this means the tiniest, smallest, littlest details are what make the difference. We're talking fractions of a second, if any. That's the difference between a good start, a good final 20 meters, or even a lean at the line. 

Despite the limited areas where someone can improve, the 100 saw quite a few sprinters make some big gains this year. 

Four of the top 100 this year improved by a full second, or more. Which, let's be honest, that's impressive.

Claiming the Leap of the Year was Cherokee Trail's Chase Monestime

A year ago he held a personal best of 12.56. This year he dropped that drastically - 1.4 seconds to be accurate, to 11.16. Clearly, he worked on every aspect of his 100, because that's a massive leap. 

Ma'siah Henry Hudson was the runner-up with a 1.29 improvement. Hudson went from 12.18 in 2018, to 10.89. That's the difference between mixing it up in the pack, and winning or racing to win. 

While there were quite a few with half-second improvements, I've got to mentioned Jackson Connelly. He tied for the fastest time in Colorado this year with Luc Andrada, but what's really impressive is how much he improved off a fairly solid time. He entered the season with an 11.22 PR, and capped it at 10.62 - that's a leap of .60. 


Athlete2018 2017 Difference
Jackson Connelly 10.6211.22( 0.60 )
Luc Andrada 10.6210.85( 0.23 )
Dimitri Stanley 10.7010.96( 0.26 )
Frank Nash 10.7010.79( 0.09 )
Devin Cadena 10.7010.93( 0.23 )
Thomas Pannunzio 10.7211.10( 0.38 )
Seven Lindsey 10.7411.51( 0.77 )
Brian Mosley 10.7711.54( 0.77 )
Tyrese VanHorne 10.7911.36( 0.57 )
Marcus Miller 10.8011.12( 0.32 )
Tyler Williams 10.8811.10( 0.22 )
Ma'siah Henry Hudson 10.8912.18( 1.29 )
Donovan Salazar 10.8911.96( 1.07 )
Aaron Harris 10.9111.14( 0.23 )
Luke Arkell 10.9510.900.05
Blair Durand 10.9511.74( 0.79 )
Alex Hise 10.9811.02( 0.04 )
Ibro Soumah 10.9811.08( 0.10 )
Ryan Hogan 10.9811.83( 0.85 )
Nathaniel Ansah 10.9911.31( 0.32 )
Carlos Barrera 11.0011.33( 0.33 )
Ty Grant 11.0011.38( 0.38 )
Hunter Bergstrom 11.0011.19( 0.19 )
Keirryse Simpson 11.0011.13( 0.13 )
AlHassan ElAmin 11.0111.13( 0.12 )
Jaren Whitehead 11.0211.42( 0.40 )
Michael Morgan 11.0211.36( 0.34 )
Kaleb Johnson 11.0211.42( 0.40 )
Donald Armstead 11.0311.19( 0.16 )
John Fulton 11.0311.59( 0.56 )
Noah Williams 11.0511.31( 0.26 )
Jayden Omi 11.0610.990.07
John Wise 11.0611.28( 0.22 )
Justin Dwinell 11.0611.09( 0.03 )
Jeordon Holmes 11.0611.83( 0.77 )
Colin Kinsman 11.0711.33( 0.26 )
Brandon Deas 11.0811.54( 0.46 )
Mateo Rodriguez 11.0911.16( 0.07 )
Spencer Purnell 11.0912.09( 1.00 )
Zaire Jackson 11.0911.34( 0.25 )
Marcell Barbee 11.1011.27( 0.17 )
D'Ante Giles 11.1011.34( 0.24 )
Andrew Wilson-Axpe 11.1011.58( 0.48 )
Landon Wilks 11.1110.870.24
Adam Stark 11.1211.64( 0.52 )
Brad Roberts 11.1311.50( 0.37 )
Alistair Dunnington 11.1311.49( 0.36 )
Alex Herman 11.1411.34( 0.20 )
Jonathan Rodriguez 11.1411.46( 0.32 )
Isaac Harris 11.1411.26( 0.12 )
Nico Ioannides 11.1511.74( 0.59 )
Brayden Hamby 11.1511.39( 0.24 )
Jonathian Lujan 11.1511.85( 0.70 )
Marcus Daniels 11.1512.07( 0.92 )
Kennedy Martinez 11.1611.53( 0.37 )
Chase Monestime 11.1612.56( 1.40 )
Hunter Barnes 11.1611.52( 0.36 )
Noah Castro 11.1811.77( 0.59 )
Kevin Washington 11.1911.35( 0.16 )
Tre Teague 11.1911.78( 0.59 )
Reece Ullery 11.2011.53( 0.33 )
Ethan Fray 11.2012.17( 0.97 )
Ryan Lynch 11.2111.62( 0.41 )
Noah Sarria 11.2111.27( 0.06 )
Cooper Johnson 11.2111.41( 0.20 )
Kenny Wantings 11.2210.930.29
Josh Cronin 11.2211.160.06
Ben Kearney 11.2211.57( 0.35 )
Tyler Hein 11.2211.51( 0.29 )
Maccee Reed 11.2311.42( 0.19 )
David Aggrey 11.2411.81( 0.57 )
Jaylen Thomas 11.2411.79( 0.55 )
Evan Dixon 11.2411.39( 0.15 )
Samuel Barnett 11.2511.51( 0.26 )
Adrian Soto 11.2511.46( 0.21 )
Jack Ranson 11.2512.18( 0.93 )


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