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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Examples of triple jump in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tomas Veszelka upsets Christian Taylor in the triple jump in Samorin, Slovakia. oregonlive, "Pete Julian pronounces his group’s European tour a success (but there was no yacht): Oregon track & field rundown," 12 Sep. 2020 That night also featured Michael Johnson defending his 400 title, Jonathan Edwards winning the triple jump, and a classic 10,000 final when Haile Gebrselassie edged Paul Tergat in a sprint finish. John Pye, Star Tribune, "Freeman lights up Sydney Olympics to kick off new millennium," 14 Aug. 2020 Moore won the triple jump and finished second in the long jump at the SEC Championships en route to becoming the SEC Women’s Indoor Freshman Field Athlete of the Year. Callie Caplan, Dallas News, "Ex-Lake Ridge star Jasmine Moore talks progress, motivation a year before track & field starts at Tokyo Olympics," 30 July 2020 Moore’s season-best triple jump -- 45 feet, 7.25 inches -- led all NCAA competitors and ranked No. 2 all-time at Georgia. Callie Caplan, Dallas News, "Ex-Lake Ridge star Jasmine Moore talks progress, motivation a year before track & field starts at Tokyo Olympics," 30 July 2020 Anadu holds career bests of 23 feet, four inches in the long jump, 47-10 in the triple jump and 10.84 seconds in the 100-meter dash. Jack Marrion, Houston Chronicle, "Katy ISD alumni Anadu, Hamilton earn COSIDA all-district recognition," 13 July 2020 In high school, Frye was a member of the track team, competing in the 200, triple jump, and hurdles. Brice Paterik, Dallas News, "10 things to know about Texas Tech CB Adrian Frye, including his incredible hands and recent position switch," 26 June 2020 Salter ranked 14th in the state in the triple jump with a mark of 47 feet, 5 inches, according to DyeStat.com, before the coronavirus pandemic forced the remainder of the 2020 track season to be canceled before any postseason meets could be held. Dallas News, "Three local quarterbacks selected as Elite 11 finalists — and the state of Texas has some bragging rights," 19 June 2020 Salter ranked 14th in the state in the triple jump with a mark of 47 feet, 5 inches, according to DyeStat.com, before the coronavirus pandemic forced the remainder of the 2020 track season to be canceled before any postseason meets could be held. Greg Riddle, Dallas News, "Cedar Hill 4-star QB Kaidon Salter commits to Tennessee, where he will play for a Heisman Trophy winner," 10 May 2020

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First Known Use of triple jump

1964, in the meaning defined above

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“Triple jump.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triple%20jump. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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