triple jump

noun

Definition of triple jump 

: a jump for distance in track-and-field athletics usually from a running start and combining a hop, a stride, and a jump in succession

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Groom hit personal bests in the triple jump and high jump, taking only one attempt each in triple and long jumps. Rick Armstrong, Aurora Beacon-News, "West Aurora's Camron Donatlan finishes with mixed results while Marmion wins 2A team title," 27 May 2018 State meet notes Buffalo Grove senior Zach Sheasby qualified for state in the long jump and triple jump but did not advance to the finals in either event. Bob Narang, chicagotribune.com, "Boys track notes: Stevenson sees a bright future for 4x200 relay team," 27 May 2018 Returning regional qualifier senior Yannick Kalidas placed first in the triple jump and Christian Gutierrez placed first in the discus. Alvaro Montaño, Houston Chronicle, "Westfield’s feats show encouraging sign for program," 21 May 2018 Dayton sophomore Johnessah Barbiea was also a double-winner, claiming the long jump and triple jump. James Weber, Cincinnati.com, "St. Henry boys, girls lord over challengers in 1A track," 11 May 2018 For the outdoor season, Gorgenyi is taking on hurdles, the triple jump, and the 100-meter dash, putting up a personal best in the latter of 13.1 seconds. Matt Case, BostonGlobe.com, "Murphy, Gorgenyi quick out of the gate," 4 May 2018 Colombian gold medalist in the triple jump Caterine Ibargüen made an appearance, as did fellow Olympic jumper Vashti Cunningham (U.S.). Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Virgil Abloh Fills Off-White’s Runway With Female Athletes," 27 Sep. 2018 Teammate Anders Eriksson was second in the hammer and KeAndre Bates third in the triple jump. OrlandoSentinel.com, "Lake Highland Prep alum Deanna Hill contributes to dramatic USC outdoor track national title," 10 June 2018 Oak Ridge Buzz: Myers qualified for state in three events and won the Class 4A triple jump title with a leap of 40 feet, 4½ inches that led Florida for 2018 and vaulted her to No. 6 on the all-time area list. Buddy Collings, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Girls track and field All-Area," 11 June 2018

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First Known Use of triple jump

1964, in the meaning defined above

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