the long jump


: an athletic event in which people compete by trying to jump as far as they can
He won a gold medal in the long jump.
sometimes used before another noun
a long jump competition
She set a long jump record at the meet.

Examples of the long jump in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Henderson won the long jump title on Friday (21-2.5) Henderson and his teammates regrouped after a questionable call in the 4 X 100 relay. Mike Waters, Dallas News, 29 Apr. 2023 The junior won the 100 meters at the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference meet with a 12.35 and also took first in the long jump at 18-2 ¾. Vaden was second in the 200 at 25.66. The Indianapolis Star, 1 May 2023 Mission Bay’s Justin Reichenberg was the top qualifier in the long jump at 22-2¼, the best overall in the triple jump at 45-3¼ and added a 14-foot effort in the pole vault as well. Steve Brand, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 May 2023 McLeod, who won the long jump Wednesday night, was 11th in the triple jump (52-5 1/2) and Brown 12th (52-1 3/4). Bob Holt, Arkansas Online, 10 June 2023 Kirk Knecht, Greenfield-Central: The four-sport athlete took advantage of a break from baseball Friday night to break a 41-year-old school record in the long jump (22-10 ½) at the Bob Potter Wildcat Fields Event Classic at Lawrence North. Kyle Neddenriep, The Indianapolis Star, 17 Apr. 2023 Dixon is awarded the title based on wins (3-2). —Compiled by the Associated Press And finally... Mike Powell sets the long jump record. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 30 Aug. 2023 Falcone expects junior Gabby Pierre, a two-time D2 state runner up in the long jump (second and seventh place, respectively, at the New England level), to surprise foes. Aj Traub,, 24 Aug. 2023 Amelia, a senior, is the top seed in the long jump (17-3) and triple jump (36-4) and is seeded fourth in the 100 hurdles (16.21 seconds). Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, 1 June 2023 See More

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“The long jump.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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