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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Samiyah Samuels claimed the women's long jump for the second straight year. Joseph Duarte, Houston Chronicle, "UH men, women sweep American outdoor track titles," 13 May 2018 West Orange junior Russell Robinson fouled on five of his long jumps. Buddy Collings, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Rafaella Gibbons is running to the finish line as a senior," 27 Apr. 2018 Buy Photo The best part might have been when Aaron DiClaudio and Haley Burkert walked along the fence, smiles as wide as the football field, and high-fived two dozen of their Delsea schoolmates after competing in the long jump. Phil Anastasia, Philly.com, "Unified Sports brings out best in everybody | Phil Anastasia," 27 Apr. 2018 The decathlon consists of the 100-meter dash, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400 run, 110 hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin throw, and 1,500 run. Dearbea Walker, Philly.com, "Germantown Academy's Kyle Garland to compete in decathlon at under-20 world championships," 9 July 2018 The two-day decathlon comprises of the 100 meters, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400 meters, 110 hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and 1,500 meters. Richard Obert, azcentral, "Former Arcadia athlete Tim Duckworth wins NCAA decathlon championship," 8 June 2018 The second day includes the 100 hurdles, long jump, shot put, high jump and the grueling 1,500. Terry Monahan, Pomerado News, "RB’s Josh Farmer looks ahead to college career," 7 June 2018 The day before, the sophomore jumped 19-9 to finish second in the long jump. Lamond Pope, Lake County News-Sun, "'Champ': Waukegan’s Cheyenne White wins NAIA outdoor national title in the triple jump for Indiana Tech," 7 June 2018 Sheasby won the triple jump and placed second in the long jump Thursday at the Class 3A Grayslake North Sectional. Steve Reaven, chicagotribune.com, "Boys track notes: Zach Sheasby makes a big leap to become state-qualifying jumper," 18 May 2018

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First Known Use of long jump

1853, in the meaning defined above

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