VIDEO INTERVIEW: Prescott's Jack Mason


This spring has been a breakout season for Prescott senior Jack Mason as the jumper from northeast Arizona has asserted himself as one of the top athletes in the whole state.

Mason came into 2023 with a lifetime best of 42-11 in the triple jump and 22-5.25 in the long jump. Right away, Mason recorded a foot-and-half personal best in the triple jump at 44-1 to open the season.

The next week, another foot-and-half personal best pushed Mason to 45-7.5. Then came a seminal moment the following week, with Mason winning the prestigious Nike Chandler Rotary Invitational on March 25 with another personal best of 46-2.5.

After losing the state lead in the triple jump, Mason came back with a vengeance a few days later and leaped a then state-leading mark of 47-9 in early April. At the moment, he is ranked No. 2 in the state for the event behind Red Mountain's Nathan Moreno.

In the long jump, Mason has also improved over a foot, going from 22-5.25 to 23-8 -- which he recorded at the Brophy Fr. Olivier Inv. & Dutch Decathlon on April 6. He is currently ranked second overall in the state for the long jump.

Most recently, Mason claimed his first-ever state titles in the triple jump (46-3.25w) and long jump (23-5) over this past weekend at the AIA Division III State Track and Field Championships.

Heading into this week's AIA Open State Track and Field Championships, Mason is seeded No. 6 in the triple jump and No. 1 in the long jump.

Mason recently sat down with MileSplit Arizona State Editor Logan Stanley to break down his 2023 outdoor season in a video interview. Click here to watch.