The 2016 American Family Insurance All-USA Preseason Girls Track and Field team was selected by Fred Baer, founder of the Track and Field Writers of America, and Mike Kennedy, high school editor of Track & Field News.
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Here are the five athletes selected in the jumps ((high jump, pole vault, long jump, triple jump). Returning ALL-USA selections are denoted with asterisks.
School: Canyon (Anaheim, Calif.)
Event, distance: Pole vault, 13-10 (2016)
School: Harvard-Westlake (Studio City, Calif.)
Event, distance: Long jump, 21-6 ¼ (wind) and 21-0 legal in 2014
School: Agoura (Agoura Hills, Calif.)
Events, distances: Long jump, 21-0 1/2 ; Triple jump, 42-8 ½
School: Mountlake Terrace (Wash.)
Event, distance: Triple jump, 42-11 ¾ (i) (2016)
School: Cypress Springs (Cypress, Texas)
Event, distance: Long jump, 21-3 ¼ (i) (2016)
NEED TO KNOW
Samuels, the Pan Am Junior long jump champion last summer, had the best high school indoor jump in 35 years, 21-3 1/4, to win the New Balance Nationals. Next target is the outdoor record of 22-5 set last season by Kate Hall (Lake Region; Naples, Maine), which took down a 39-year old mark. Hall, the top new collegiate field recruit, is now at Iowa State. Corrin and World Youth long jump champion Davis complete a trio who rank high among the all-time top high school jumpers.