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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Virgin, who has best marks of 42-0 in the triple jump and 20-6 in the long jump, rushed 163 times for 907 yards and 15 TDs and caught 14 passes for another 120 yards. San Diego Union-Tribune, "2019 Palomar League prep football preview," 17 Aug. 2019 Whitaker advanced to the CIF Division IV finals, recording a fifth-place finish in triple jump with a 41-5 1/2 mark. Jeff Tully, Burbank Leader, "Boys’ Athlete of the Year: Success was twice as nice for Providence’s Whitaker," 14 Aug. 2019 Henry Kiner took home the silver medal in the triple jump with a 49-04.25 and Jaden Patterson finished in fourth place with a 48-07.75. Marcus Gutierrez, Houston Chronicle, "Humble ISD snags state title in strong athletic year," 15 June 2019 Bailey won the 200 (26.10) and 400 (58.94) and placed second in the 100 while Williams secured titles in the long jump (15-11.5) and triple jump (34-6.25) and finished runner-up in the high jump. Kyle Stackpole, Howard County Times, "Several county teams win outdoor track and field regional titles," 22 May 2018 Other notable girls' finishes include Dickinson's Koi Johnson winning the 6A triple jump (41-8¼). Adam Coleman, Houston Chronicle, "The Woodlands sets national record for 4X200 relay, claims team title at state meet," 12 May 2018 Flowers, a freshman, placed first in the 100 meters (12.6 seconds), the long jump (17 feet) and the triple jump (35 feet 2 3/4 inches). Staff Reports,, "Sports Roundup: Burbank boys’ track clinches share of league title," 14 Apr. 2018 Meanwhile, James Carter cashed in on expectations by winning the triple jump. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'It was glorious' as Oak Creek boys take second, program reels in three state track and field titles," 2 June 2018 Zion-Benton junior Mora Smith also advanced to state by winning the triple jump (35-5). Bob Narang,, "More from Morris: Princeton recruit Jalah Morris sets personal record for Zion-Benton in discus to reach state," 11 May 2018

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1964, in the meaning defined above

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