It took Jordon Floyd one collegiate meet to shatter his long jump PR. It took him one more meet to shatter it again.
Floyd had a long jump PR at Rancocas Valley of 20-8, which he hit at an indoor meet at the Bubble in February of 2020, and an outdoor PR of 19-6 1/2 from 2018 Group 4 sectionals at Washington Township.
RV’s 2020 outdoor season was wiped out, as was Kutztown’s 2021 indoor season, so Floyd is now competing for the first time since March of 2020 and competing outdoors for the first time in two years.
But in his first collegiate long jump competition, the 38th annual Millersville (Pa.) Metrics earlier this month, he jumped an outdoor PR 20-5 1/4 on his first jump, a lifetime-best 20-10 on his fourth jump and another PR of 21-0 3/4 on his sixth jump. All three jumps were wind-legal.
His next meet was the Bill Butler Invitational at West Chester and although his series isn’t available – West Chester’s results don’t list them – he popped at least one more PR, jumping 21-8.
That means he’s now added a foot to his PR in the first month of his college career, and he’s added more than two feet to his outdoor PR.
Floyd has also tripled jumped 43-5 1/4 and high jumped 6-0 3/4 for Kutztown so far this spring. His lifetime best in the triple is 44-7 1/2, again from 2019 Group 4 sectionals, and his high school high jump PR was 6-2, which he hit eight times.
He ranks in the top 10 in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference in both horizontal jumps.