long jump

noun

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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Green was a member of the relay team that went to regionals, and participated in the 200 meter dash and long jump. Brian Gosset, star-telegram, "15-year-old Arlington student recovering from scary football injury," 30 May 2018 The Buffalo Grove senior owns the program records in the 100- and 200-meter dashes as well as the long jump. Bob Narang, chicagotribune.com, "Girls track notes: Nya Carr solidifies her spot in Buffalo Grove history," 20 May 2018 Senior Saffilla Allie advanced in the long jump for the Huskies and also ran legs on the qualifying 800 and 1,600 relays. Mike Clark, Aurora Beacon-News, "Neuqua Valley's MiKenna Robinson makes finals in two events at state; Naperville North in hunt for title," 19 May 2018 Oregon's Damarcus Simpson uncorked a monster long jump, and the Ducks remained on pace to win a 12th consecutive men's team title on the first day of the Pac-12 Track & Field Championships Saturday at Stanford's Cobb Track and Angell Field. Ken Goe, OregonLive.com, "Oregon men remain on pace for the Pac-12 track title; USC and Oregon in tussle for women's title," 12 May 2018 Jones broke Dallas Long's 60-year-old state shot put record, while Gruenwald broke Roxanne Keating's 40-year-old state long jump record. Richard Obert, azcentral, "Desert Edge's Tyson Jones, Chandler's Jai Gruenwald named Gatorade winners," 21 June 2018 With that prominent order of business out of the way, the Buffalo Grove senior is finishing his prep sports career this spring as a standout in the triple jump and long jump. Steve Reaven, chicagotribune.com, "Boys track notes: Zach Sheasby makes a big leap to become state-qualifying jumper," 18 May 2018 Chesterton also boasts senior Louie Razo in the long jump and sprints, senior Jakob Kintzele in distance events and senior Ben Raffin in the pole vault. 2. Dave Melton, Post-Tribune, "Chesterton sets pace in Duneland Athletic Conference, area boys track," 5 Apr. 2018 Madison Cirillo placed second in the long jump and third in the 300 hurdles. Dan Brown, Ramona Sentinel, "Track & Field athletes end week at Bronco Invitational," 15 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of long jump

1853, in the meaning defined above

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