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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long jumper noun

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Often left out of the photo is Willie Steele, who won the long jump in the 1948 London Olympics and was two-time NCAA champion in the event. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Kawhi looks like third on SDSU’s Mt. Rushmore, but who’s fourth?," 23 June 2019 Valeriy Brumel won the high jump, but Ralph Boston was edged out in the long jump. Houston Mitchell, latimes.com, "Morning Briefing: Cody Decker is king of this minor feat," 9 July 2019 Somerville senior Jiovanny Pierre finished an inch better than North Quincy senior Dominic Laptiste in the long jump at 20-5¼. North Attleboro senior Mario Bresko won the high jump, clearing 6-4. Mike Kotsopoulos And Jake Levin, BostonGlobe.com, "Natick junior Grace Connolly shines in return to track," 13 May 2018 Mays had the state's fastest 100 and 200 dashes, was second at state in the long jump and was part of the same state-record relay as Mustin. Richard Obert, azcentral, "North Canyon track stars Dominique Mustin, Jadyn Mays break down their top colleges," 3 Sep. 2019 Jack, who is headed to Oregon State, also won the state high school long jump championship. Charley Walters, Twin Cities, "Charley Walters: Twins’ Derek Falvey, Thad Levine are keepers," 29 June 2019 Won the long jump at the Class S meet, took second at the State Open. Dan Brechlin, courant.com, "Meet the 2019 All-Courant spring high school athletes of the year," 2 Aug. 2019 Todd, a former Chandler star, finished second in the women's long jump in the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships at Drake in Iowa. Richard Obert, azcentral, "Former Valley high school track athletes Jasmine Todd, Cole Walsh qualify for World Championships," 28 July 2019 Otherwise, acton begins at 12:30 p.m. PDT with the heptathlon long jump. oregonlive.com, "Shouldn’t USATF find a way to fill the stadium for a national championship? Oregon track & field rundown," 28 July 2019

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First Known Use of long jump

1853, in the meaning defined above

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