Marcus Krah, Hillside, Long & Triple Jump
Perhaps the best all-around talent in the state for the next two years, Marcus Krah was heavily featured in our sprints & hurdles article yesterday. He is also the top returner from last winter in the long jump (22' 9.5" US #17 Returning) and triple jump (47' 4.5" US #6 Returning). In the long jump, he will have to battle Jeremy Davis (Ben L Smith), the only other returner to go beyond 22 feet indoors in 2014; Davis and Krah jumped identical 23' 6" wind-legal marks outdoors. Two guys who didn't compete indoors last winter could also factor into the long jump discussion if they come out this year: Darryl Shaw (Jack Britt) and Tevin Quick (Ragsdale) both exceeded 23 feet outdoors. Shaw would also be a prime contender in the triple jump, as he posted a mark of 48' 3" outdoors (compared to Krah's best of 48' 0"). Asheville has a duo of 46-footers back from the 2014 indoor season in Noah Tyson and Mekhi McGuyver - both rank among the top 15 indoor returners in the nation.