long jump


Definition of long jump

: a track-and-field event in which a jump for distance is made usually from a running start

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In the field events, Manual’s Olivia Evans took home first place honors in both the shot put and the discus, and Haley Payton of Central won titles in the long jump and triple jump. Steve Bittenbender, The Courier-Journal, "Male High's boys and girls teams claims another sweep in regional track," 12 May 2018 Houston Strake Jesuit, which only has one relay (1,600) could score big with Matthew Boling (long jump and 400 dash) and Caleb Cavanaugh (high jump and 300 hurdles). David Hinojosa, San Antonio Express-News, "Judson ready to take state-title shot," 10 May 2018 Mars was the State Open runner-up in the 300 (40.16) and her teammate Jahleah Harris won the long jump (17-6 ¼). Lori Riley, courant.com, "The 2017-18 All-Courant High School Girls Indoor Track Team," 2 May 2018 Goodwin, who finished with four catches for 126 yards, celebrated by mimicking a long jump in the end zone. Genaro C. Armas, The Seattle Times, "Mason Crosby’s emotional week ends on high note for Packers," 15 Oct. 2018 Field Athlete of the Year: Alysah Hickey, Coronado Hickey, a junior, ended a three-year gold medal drought for the section, winning the state long jump at 19-93/4 and grabbing the fourth-place medal in the high jump at 5-8. sandiegouniontribune.com, "All-San Diego Section teams for spring high school sports," 9 June 2018 Johnie Talamantes, Red Mountain Had state’s best 110 hurdles time at 13.88 seconds at the Hohokam Invitational and best long jump at 24-2 at the City of Mesa Championships. Richard Obert, azcentral, "American Family Insurance All-USA Arizona High School Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year nominees," 24 May 2018 Kunkler, a junior, won the triple jump (36 feet, 8 inches) and finished as the runner-up in the long jump (17-10.5). Jon J. Kerr, chicagotribune.com, "Girls track notebook: Evanston's Enyaeva Michelin continues to thrill," 15 May 2018 Alvin's Flannel dominated in winning the 100 (11.74 seconds), the 200 meters (23.9 seconds) and the long jump (19 feet, 2 inches). Ted Dunnam, Houston Chronicle, "Area track: Local athletes shine in star-studded meet," 20 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of long jump

1853, in the meaning defined above

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