It took the best jump ever on American soil to beat Will Claye’s personal best.

Will and his longtime rival and friend Christian Taylor wowed the crowd at the Prefontaine Classic, going back and forth in a thrilling triple jump final. Claye came through with a huge wind-aided 18.05-meter jump—the longest jump of his career. However, Taylor’s 18.11-meter leap made it a one-two finish for the two Florida Gators.

“(Claye) is the reason why I’m jumping these distances,” Taylor said. “I love a fight. You push me, and I’m gonna push back. … I hope that he continues to bring it and we continue this all the way through world championships…I’m happy that he stepped up. He had a huge personal best, and it pushed me to get outside my comfort zone and jump.”