Zach Dillon finished 5th in the state last year in the AAA Boy’s long jump clearing 22 feet 10 1/4 inches. It was 4 inches better than fellow teammate Alize Graham-who finished 9th.
“Talk about doing the long jump. What’s the key? Basically for me like mostly I just let my speed take me and I’ll try to get the most height that I possibly can so I can get to maximize my distance,” said Zach Dillon.
“It’s all about your steps because we do 7 steps back and then those 7 steps. It’s all about hitting the board explosion-take off. We call it cycling -cycle our legs it pushes us farther and speed-you need great speed and good speed to be a good jumper,” said Alize Graham.