triple jump


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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James Carter, Oak Creek: The senior missed the state record by a quarter-inch but won the triple jump with a leap of 49-2. Curt Hogg, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "WIAA state meet report: Athletes of the day, record-setting performances," 2 June 2018 Porte-jo Tshiaba of Dorsey won the high jump in 6-6 and n the long jump in 23-2 1/2 and Palisades' Bailey Jones won the triple jump in 46 3/4. Steve Galluzzo,, "Carson’s track and field supremacy continues with fifth straight girls’ City Section championship title," 25 May 2018 Carter, following a fourth-place finish in the long jump Friday, sprung a triple jump of 49 feet 2 inches that was just a quarter-inch short of the state record. Curt Hogg, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee Washington's Elijah Johnson wins the 100-meter dash at state and he expects to take the next one, too," 2 June 2018 Wilburn won the state title on his final attempt, becoming the first in Wildkits program history to win the triple jump at state. Bob Narang,, "Evanston senior Jonathan Wilburn wins 3A triple jump state title," 26 May 2018 The girls’ underclassmen have also been integral parts of the team, sophomore Jacquie Geyer advanced to state in the 300m hurdles, freshman Joy Areola earned three medals at state, including winning the triple jump, and there’s also Isabel Fisher. Alvaro Montaño, Houston Chronicle, "Rosehill Christian’s Jonathan Whitson leading track program to the top," 21 May 2018 Santiam Christian's Rebeka Preston overcomes her nerves and a balky hamstring to win Oregon 3A girls triple jump. Ken Goe,, "Are the UW Huskies about to put a bigger emphasis on track? Oregon track & field rundown," 19 May 2018 North Quincy junior Nathan Slieman won the triple jump, leaping 43-10½ feet. Mike Kotsopoulos And Jake Levin,, "Natick junior Grace Connolly shines in return to track," 13 May 2018 Denton also took fifth in the 400, while teammate Trinity Daniels was fifth in the triple jump at 38 feet, 5.25 inches. Steve Soucie, Daily Southtown, "Agony of the feet: Olivia Oliver makes due in the 400 relay to clinch state title; H-F finishes second in team standings," 20 May 2018

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First Known Use of triple jump

1964, in the meaning defined above

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