2018 Men’s Triple Jump World Rankings

Former collegiate teammates Christian Taylor & Will Claye got to do the Gator Chomp after going 1-2 at Pre. (JEFF COHEN)

CHRISTIAN TAYLOR & Pedro Pablo Pichardo have waged some great wars over the last half-dozen seasons. This year was close to a draw, but in the final analysis the American prevailed. They met in 4 DL meets, splitting them 2–2. Taylor’s edge came from losing only those 2 meets (we’re not counting his no-marking at USATF in which he wasn’t really competing), finishing 2nd both times, whereas Pichardo lost 4 times and twice finished 3rd. Their lifetime head-to-head now stands at 10–7 for Taylor…

WITH HIS SEVENTH No. 1, Taylor is now tied with WR holder Jonathan Edwards in that department, with the event record being 9 by legend Viktor Saneyev. Taylor also climbed from No. 9 to No. 7 on the event’s overall scoring list, passing big names Christian Olsson and Willie Banks. He has a good shot at climbing to No. 5 next year… Taylor didn’t quite achieve his goal of joining the 400’s sub-45 club, but put up an amazing string of times for a triple jumper: 45.48, 45.44, 45.24, 45.07, 45.58, 45.95, 45.78, 45.34…

LIKE TAYLOR, No. 3 Will Claye scored for the eighth straight year, a string that includes 3 No. 2s. The World Indoor champ, he had an abbreviated 4-meet season that ended in May… For only the second time ever (’77 was the other) the U.S. claimed half the Ranking places in getting its highest score ever, 33 points. Taylor and Claye were joined by Omar Craddock (5), Donald Scott (6) & Chris Benard (7)…

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1. CHRISTIAN TAYLOR (US) (6/18/90, 6-2¾/165) (1.90/75)
17.15 | 56-3¼ 1)Long Beach 4/21
17.81 | 58-5¼ 2)Doha DL 5/04 1. Pichardo
17.73 | 58-2 1)Eugene DL 5/26
17.64 | 57-10½w 1)Gyulai M 7/02
(17.36)
17.62 | 57-9¾ 1)Lausanne DL 7/05
17.86 | 58-7¼w 1)Monaco DL 7/20
(17.66)
17.31 | 56-9½ 2)Brussels DL 8/31 1. Pichardo
17.59 | 57-8½ )Cont Cup 9/09
2. PEDRO PABLO PICHARDO (Cuba) (6/30/93, 6-¾/157) (1.85/71)
17.01 | 55-9¾i 3)Madrid 2/08 1. A. dos Santos; 2. Evora
16.73 | 54-10¾i 1)Por Ind 2/10
17.19 | 56-4¾i 1)Pombal 2/18
17.95 | 58-10¾ 1)Doha DL 5/04
17.40 | 57-1 3)Baie-Mahault 5/12 1. dos Santos; 2. Claye
17.30 | 56-9¼ 1)Birmingham 5/27
17.61 | 57-9½ 2)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Taylor
17.67 | 57-11¾w 2)Monaco DL 7/20 1. Taylor
(17.60)
17.21 | 56-5¾ 1)Braga 7/22
17.49 | 57-4¾ 1)Brussels DL 8/31
3. WILL CLAYE (US) (6/13/91, 5-10¾/150) (1.80/68)
17.28 | 56-8½i(A) 1)USATF Ind 2/18
17.43 | 57-2¼i 1)World Ind 3/03
17.40 | 57-1 2)Baie-Mahault 5/12 1. dos Santos
17.46 | 57-3½w 2)Eugene DL 5/26 1. Taylor
(17.44)
4. ALMIR DOS SANTOS (Brazil) (9/04/93, 6-2/174) (1.88/79)
17.06 | 55-11¾i 1)Kent 1/13
16.90 | 55-5½i 1)Geneva 1/27
17.35 | 56-11¼i 1)Madrid 2/08
17.37 | 57-0i 1)Liévin 2/13
17.41 | 57-1½i 2)World Ind 3/03 1. Claye
16.96 | 55-7¾ 1)Porto Alegre 5/05
17.53 | 57-6¼ 1)Baie-Mahault 5/12
17.35 | 56-11¼ 3)Eugene DL 5/26 1. Taylor; 2. Claye
5. OMAR CRADDOCK (US) (4/26/91, 5-10/174) (1.78/79)
16.60 | 54-5½i 4)New York City 1/27 1. Scott; 1. Bazile; 2. Carter; 2. Igbokwe; 3. Seward;
3. O’Neal
17.18 | 56-4½i 1)Tyson Inv 2/10
17.11 | 56-1¾i(A) 3)USATF Ind 2/18 1. Claye; 2. Carter
17.15 | 56-3¼ 2)Long Beach 4/21 1. Taylor
17.11 | 56-1¾ 4)Baie-Mahault 5/12 1. dos Santos; 2. Claye; 3. Pichardo
16.59 | 54-5¼ 1)Kingston IWC 5/19
17.40 | 57-1 1)Chula Vista 6/09
16.65 | 54-7½ 6)USATF 6/22 1. Scott; 2. Benard; 3. Bates; 4. Carter; 5. O’Neal
16.93 | 55-6½ 3)Gyulai M 7/02 1. Taylor; 2. Evora
17.37 | 57-0 3)Monaco DL 7/20 1. Taylor; 2. Pichardo
16.95 | 55-7½ 4)Brussels DL 8/31 1. Pichardo; 2. Taylor; 3. Scott
6. DONALD SCOTT (US) (2/23/92, 6-0/185) (1.83/84)
17.06 | 55-11¾i 1)Ann Arbor 1/13
16.92 | 55-6¼i 1)New York City 1/27
16.97 | 55-8¼i 1)Notre Dame 2/03
16.46 | 54-0i 1)Allendale 2/09
16.69 | 54-9¼i(A) 5)USATF Ind 2/18 1. Claye; 2. Carter; 3. Craddock; 4. Benard
17.31 | 56-9½w 1)Knoxville 4/14
16.99 | 55-9w 1)Mt. SAC R 4/21
(16.69)
16.83 | 55-2¾ 6)Baie-Mahault 5/12 1. dos Santos; 2. Claye; 3. Pichardo; 4. Craddock; 5. Copello
16.52 | 54-2½ 2)Kingston IWC 5/19 1. Craddock
17.37 | 57-0 1)USATF 6/22
17.22 | 56-6 1)Leonora 6/30
16.90 | 55-5½ 5)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Taylor; 2. Pichardo; 3. Benard; 4. Copello
16.73 | 54-10¾ 2)World Cup 7/14 1. Hoffmann
17.02 | 55-10¼w 5)Monaco DL 7/20 1. Taylor; 2. Pichardo; 3. Craddock; 4. Benard
17.25 | 56-7¼ 3)Brussels DL 8/31 1. Pichardo; 2. Taylor
7. CHRIS BENARD (US) (4/04/90, 6-2¾/174) (1.90/79)
16.63 | 54-6¾i 1)Lubbock 1/27
16.93 | 55-6½i(A) 4)USATF Ind 2/18 1. Claye; 2. Carter; 3. Craddock
16.41 | 53-10¼ 4)Mt. SAC R 4/21 1. Scott; 2. Honeycutt; 3. Carodine
16.96 | 55-7¾ 5)Doha DL 5/04 1. Pichardo; 2. Taylor; 3. Copello; 4. Evora
16.88 | 55-4¾ 8)Eugene DL 5/26 1. Taylor; 2. Claye; 3. A. dos Santos; 4. Copello; 5. Dong;
6. Hess; 7. Evora
17.40 | 57-1 2)Chula Vista 6/09 1. Craddock
17.32 | 56-10 2)USATF 6/22 1. Scott
16.92 | 55-6¼ 3)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Taylor; 2. Pichardo
17.26 | 56-7½ 4)Monaco DL 7/20 1. Taylor; 2. Pichardo; 3. Craddock
16.73 | 54-10¾ 2)NACAC Ch 8/10 1. Diaz
16.81 | 55-2 5)Brussels DL 8/31 1. Pichardo; 2. Taylor; 3. Scott; 4. Craddock
8. ALEXIS COPELLO (Azerbaijan) (8/12/85, 6-¾/176) (1.85/80)
16.74 | 54-11¼i 2)Val de Reuil 1/27 1. F. Zango Hugues
16.98 | 55-8½i 4)Madrid 2/08 1. A. dos Santos; 2. Evora; 3. Pichardo
16.89 | 55-5i 2)Torun 2/15 1. Napoles
17.17 | 56-4i 4)World Ind 3/03 1. Claye; 2. dos Santos; 3. Evora
17.21 | 56-5¾ 3)Doha DL 5/04 1. Pichardo; 2. Taylor
16.88 | 55-4¾ 5)Baie-Mahault 5/12 1. dos Santos; 2. Claye; 3. Pichardo; 4. Craddock
17.24 | 56-6¾ 4)Eugene DL 5/26 1. Taylor; 2. Claye; 3. A. dos Santos
17.01 | 55-9¾ 1)Madrid IWC 6/22
16.89 | 55-5 4)Gyulai M 7/02 1. Taylor; 2. Evora; 3. Craddock
16.90 | 55-5½ 4)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Taylor; 2. Pichardo; 3. Benard
16.93 | 55-6½ 2)European Ch 8/12 1. Evora
(16.82q)
16.20 | 53-1¾ 7)Brussels DL 8/31 1. Pichardo; 2. Taylor; 3. Scott; 4. Craddock; 5. Benard;
6. Hess
9. NELSON ÉVORA (Portugal) (4/20/84, 5-11¼/154) (1.81/70)
16.38 | 53-9i 3)Val de Reuil 1/27 1. F. Zango Hugues; 2. Copello
17.30 | 56-9¼i 2)Madrid 2/08 1. A. dos Santos
16.80 | 55-1½i 3)Torun 2/15 1. Napoles; 2. Copello
17.06 | 55-11¾i 2)Pombal 2/18 1. Pichardo
17.40 | 57-1i 3)World Ind 3/03 1. Claye; 2. dos Santos
17.04 | 55-11 4)Doha DL 5/04 1. Pichardo; 2. Taylor; 3. Copello
16.62 | 54-6½ 8)Baie-Mahault 5/12 1. dos Santos; 2. Claye; 3. Pichardo; 4. Craddock; 5. Copello;
6. Scott; 7. Napoles
16.93 | 55-6½ 7)Eugene DL 5/26 1. Taylor; 2. Claye; 3. A. dos Santos; 4. Copello; 5. Dong;
6. Hess
16.62 | 54-6½ 4)Madrid IWC 6/22 1. Copello; 2. Torrijos; 3. Zango Hugues
17.05 | 55-11¼ 2)Gyulai M 7/02 1. Taylor
16.24 | 53-3½ 8)Monaco DL 7/20 1. Taylor; 2. Pichardo; 3. Craddock; 4. Benard; 5. Scott;
6. Pontvianne; 7. Correa
17.10 | 56-1¼ 1)European Ch 8/12
(16.62q)
15.86 | 52-½ 8)Brussels DL 8/31 1. Pichardo; 2. Taylor; 3. Scott; 4. Craddock; 5. Benard;
6. Hess; 7. Copello
16.58 | 54-4¾ 5)Cont Cup 9/09 1. Taylor; 2. Napoles; 3. Zango Hugues; 4. Singh
10. JORDAN DÍAZ (Cuba) (2/23/01, 6-3½/161) (1.92/73)
17.03 | 55-10½ 2)Camagüey 2/04 1. Martinez
17.32 | 56-10 1)Havana 2/17
16.95 | 55-7½ 2)Havana 2/23 1. Martinez
17.14 | 56-2¾ 1)Camagüey 5/26
17.28 | 56-8½ 1)Camagüey 6/01
17.41 | 57-1½ 1)Havana 6/08
17.14 | 56-2¾ 1)La Chaux-de-Fonds 7/01
17.15 | 56-3¼ 1)World Jr 7/14
(17.09q)
17.29 | 56-8¾w 2)CAC G 7/30 1. Nápoles
(17.27)
16.83 | 55-2¾ 1)NACAC Ch 8/10

 

U.S. RANKINGS
1. *Christian Taylor (Nike) 6. Chris Carter (unattached)
1)Eugene DL, 1)Lausanne DL, 1)Monaco DL 2)USATF Indoor, 5)World Indoor, 4)USATF
2. *Will Claye (Puma) 7. KeAndre Bates (Florida)
1)USATF Indoor, 1)World Indoor, 2)Eugene DL 2)NCAA Indoor, 3)NCAA, 3)USATF
3. *Omar Craddock (unattached) 8. Matthew O’Neal (unattached)
3)USATF Indoor, 6)USATF, 3)Monaco DL 6)USATF Indoor, 4)King, 5)USATF
4. *Donald Scott (unattached) 9. John Warren (Southern Mississippi)
5)USATF Indoor, 1)USATF, 3)Brussels DL 6)NCAA Indoor, 15)NCAA, 7)USATF
5. *Chris Benard (Nike Chula Vista Elite) 10. Scotty Newton (TCU)
4)USATF Indoor, 2)USATF, 3)Lausanne DL 7)NCAA Indoor, 4)NCAA, 9)USATF

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