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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triple jumper noun

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Here are 30 of the state's best in the long jump, triple jump, high jump and pole vault. *** Text by Rene Ferran, who can be reached at, "Oregon high school track and field: Meet the state's top jumpers," 12 Apr. 2018 The triple jump is all Armoni Brown of Waukesha South’s to lose, but West’s Tamara Ulalisa took second at sectionals, while freshman Jayda Chandler was first in the discus. Curt Hogg, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Waukesha West's grand plan is to bring home a girls track and field state title," 25 May 2018 The 44th Prefontaine Classic, the last to be held at the current Hayward Field, will unfold today, beginning at 12:40 p.m. with the men's triple jump. Ken Goe,, "On Sam Kendricks, Hayward Field nostalgia and the Pre Classic: Oregon track & field rundown," 26 May 2018 Burnett already owns the second-best triple jump in South Jersey history. Phil Anastasia,, "Khaliel Burnett set to make another large leap for Delsea," 24 May 2018 Groom made his first trip to state as a sophomore, finishing third in the triple jump in 46-8.25. Rick Armstrong, Aurora Beacon-News, "Armstrong: Iowa recruit Seth Groom a 'pretty special' competitor in four events for Marmion," 19 May 2018 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,, "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

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First Known Use of triple jump

1964, in the meaning defined above

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