Clayton Keys competes at the 2019 UIL 6A state meet long jump competition
Clayton Keys qualified for the state meet last year in the long jump and in the 300H. He finished the season with a fourth place finish in the long jump and third in the 300H.
The Katy Tompkins senior put in exceptional marks of 24-9 in the long jump and 36.87 in the hurdles for his SB performances.
Those were both in May. Well, this weekend, Keys is already off to a hot start to the outdoor season with his performances at the Katy Seven Lakes Relays.
Keys got warmed up in the field events with his jumps. The Nebraska signee popped a 24-1.25 for his fourth life time best jump. He then returned to the stadium later do run a serious time and PR of 36.65 in the 300H.
Clayton Keys runs 36.65 for Texas No.1 in the 300 Hurdles
Those are both significant in the state rankings as much of the state of Texas have now started their seasons. They are also both top two national rankings, but not as significant yet as the outdoor season has yet to really involve the entire nation.
However, reaching the level he nearly left off of to start they year is a positive sign for anyone let alone an athlete of Keys' caliber and possessing his potential.
As the season goes on and many more athletes get involved, things will surely get progressively better. Witnessing where Keys is currently at and with an entire season left to compete, it is no doubt he will too and he just might be at the top of the rankings with new All-Time PBs when this season is all done and over with.