Collingswood junior Keven Kevelier takes 6th in Emerging Elite triple jump at New Balance Nationals!!!!!

Collingswood junior Keven Kevelier placed sixth in the emerging elite triple jump at the New Balance Nationals Friday with a jump of 46-11.

That’s the No. 2 jump of his career, behind only a 47-5 1/4 last weekend for fifth at the Meet of Champions. He also had a 46-11 at states.

Kevelier had an exceptional series, with five legal jumps of at least 44-7 1/2.

He opened at 45-5 and finished the trials with a 46-4 1/4 and a 46-6 3/4 to advance to the finals, where after an opening foul he jumped 46-1 1/4 and then the 46-11. Those five jumps averaged 46 1 1/2.

Kevelier, the Camden County and Group 2 sectional champ this spring, is the No. 2 underclassman in New Jersey this year, behind only Floyd Whitaker of Highland, who jumped 50-2 1/2 to win the Meet of Champions. Whitaker competes in the Championship triple jump starting at 5 p.m. Saturday.

Kevelier is No. 13 in South Jersey history with that 47-5 1/4.

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