Tyler Ruiz jumper is #2 All-Time Long Jump behind Dagmil 7.78m
Fil-Heritage Tyler Ruiz jumper, 25, made the difficult decision a year ago to transfer from the High Jump to the Long Jump. The 6’2 Tyler had two unsuccessful campaigns for the Philippines in the SEA Games, finishing sixth in 2013 and 2015.
Tyler’s luck changed for the better yesterday at the Aztec Invitational in Sandiego when he recorded a big personal best of 7.78m. The leap had a legit wind reading of +1.2m/s. Only Olympian Henry Dagmil has ever jumped further.
Ruiz’s performance exceeded the 2015 SEA Games gold medal jump of Supanara of Thailand (7.75m).
Tyler is a graduate of USC with a Cuban Father and Filipino mother. His Cuban Genetics now began to show. Tyler broke the meet record of Kenta Bell (7.77m) set in 2003. It was a significant improvement on his previous best of 7.63m at Chula Vista last year.
Excited. I knew I could jump much further than previous weeks. I was just a little rusty I think. Heading to the National Open tonight. said Ruiz.
Holder Jerry Belibestre (7.47m) seeing action. We will select only two of these four men for the 2017 SEA Games in Malaysia. NCAA Silver medalist Aristeo Dela Pena (7.44m), 2011 SEA Games bronze medalist Benigno Marayag (7.61m), and Janry Ubas (7.55m).
The last time Ruiz competed at national championships, he won the 2014 Philippine National Games High Jump at Ultra.
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