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June 26, 1999 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Marion Jones' invincibility in the long jump is over after a stunning upset last night in the U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. Jones' two-year reign as national champion was ended by Dawn Burrell. The younger sister of Leroy Burrell, the former world-record holder at 100 meters, Dawn Burrell soared a career-best 22 feet, 10 inches, in handing Jones her first defeat by an American since 1997. Jones, competing in her first meet since spraining her right knee in a meet at Raleigh, N.C., on June 12, had a best of 22-3 on her first attempt and finished second.
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August 14, 1987 | By DICK WEISS, Daily News Sports Writer
Jackie Joyner-Kersee was hugging everyone in site last night after she discovered she had jumped 24 feet, 5 1/2 inches to tie the world record in the women's long jump at the Pan American Games. She had to wait until she got back to the interview tent at the Indiana University-Purdue University track to kiss her husband, Bob, who also is her coach. It's nice to know those two lovebirds still are getting along. Until this week, Bob Kersee, an assistant on the U.S. women's team, was advising his 25-year-old wife to skip this competition.
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June 17, 1990 | By Ron Reid, Inquirer Staff Writer
Paying scant attention to the twisting wind and ignoring the pain in her legs, Jackie Joyner-Kersee soared to a long-jump victory yesterday in the USA/ Mobil Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Cerritos College. Joyner-Kersee's victorious leap came on her fifth attempt of the afternoon's competition and measured 23 feet, 2 3/4 inches. That ranks as the best performance by an American woman this year and is second on the world list only to that of Inessa Kravets of the Soviet Union, who jumped 23-3 1/2 on May 20. Janeene Vickers of UCLA, the two-time NCAA champion in the event, also bid for world recognition when she won the women's 400-meter hurdles in 54.80 seconds, the fastest time in the world to date by an American, and second on the 1990 world list to Myrtle Botha of South Africa (53.65)
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August 3, 1996 | By Diane Pucin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Jackie Joyner-Kersee seemed tired even before the Olympic long jump final started last night. When she was introduced, she smiled, but barely; waved, but limply. Her right thigh was taped so tightly that it was hard to imagine any blood was getting to her sore hamstring. There was no way Joyner-Kersee was going to do what Carl Lewis did, end her wonderful Olympic career with a gold medal. Joyner-Kersee, who had earned three Olympic gold medals, a silver and a bronze coming into her fourth Olympic Games, finished with a bronze medal last night, winning it with her final jump.
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August 7, 1992 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
Previewing Day 14 of the 25th Summer Olympiad, during which 23 gold medals in nine sports are scheduled to be awarded. TRACK AND FIELD Finals for men in the steeplechase, 50-kilometer walk and pole vault. Finals for women in the 10,000, long jump and shot put. To match what she did in Seoul - win gold in the heptathlon and long jump - Jackie Joyner-Kersee will have to hurt the feelings of a soulmate. Joyner-Kersee and Germany's Heike Drechsler are good friends, as close as two competitors can be. But only one can capture gold in the long jump.
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August 2, 1996 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Jackie Joyner-Kersee knew this was going to be an emotional experience, completing her Olympic career as she started it: on U.S. soil. What she didn't know was how hard it would be, how many times tears would soil the farewell, how they would be tears of pain instead of joy. "I don't want any more tears," Joyner-Kersee said yesterday. "I have shed enough here. " Joyner-Kersee qualified yesterday in morning rain for today's long-jump final, despite a hamstring muscle so badly strained that it requires the upper part of her right leg to be wrapped as if for mummification.
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April 10, 1997 | For The Inquirer / JOHN SLAVIN
The blanket will have to go when Carolyn Malloy (left) and Renee Geist, track teammates at Neshaminy High School, compete in the long jump there during a meet with North Penn. For now, it fends off the teeth-chattering chill. Today, expect another bright but cold day.
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June 1, 1996 | By John McBride, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Nate Harley spent the entire season looking forward to yesterday. The Pleasantville senior wanted to finish his career as a two-time state Group 2 champion in the 110- and 400-meter hurdles. A leg injury had slowed Harley for the Penn Relays, so the NJSIAA state championships became his top priority. Harley, who is leading toward attending Texas A&M in the fall, captured the 110 hurdles is 13.96 seconds and the 400 in 54.32 last night at Frank Jost Field. Harley is still looking forward to today, when he will attempt the long jump and run a leg on the 1,600 relay.
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May 26, 2013 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Haddon Heights senior Emily Carson heard her long-jump distances announced Friday, she sighed audibly and took on a determined look. She finished second at the South Jersey Group 2 track and championships at Buena, but the jump that measured 17 feet, 1 inch did not match her expectations after she went 19-4 at last week's Haddonfield Invitational. Carson carried that demeanor throughout the afternoon, each stride seemingly more demonstrative than the last and looking increasingly serious.
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April 12, 2011 | Associated Press
Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis says that he'll run again - for New Jersey Senate. The 49-year-old New Jersey native yesterday announced his bid to represent his hometown of Willingboro. "When I run - as you see from my record - I run to win," Lewis said outside the Burlington County courthouse. Lewis said he hopes to inspire people, encourage communities to get together and improve educational opportunities, particularly physical education, for children. He said he'll announce a specific issue-based platform in coming days.
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May 23, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, STAFF WRITER
When he can match what's in his head with what's in his body, Souderton long jumper Shamar Jenkins is tough to beat. On a drizzly Saturday afternoon at the District 1 track and field championships at Coatesville, Jenkins' upstairs matched his downstairs and helped the junior win the Class 3A championship. "It feels really good," said Jenkins, whose best jump was 21 feet, 111/2 inches. "I think I came out and just really wanted first place today. " A serious illness in October nearly derailed everything.
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May 25, 2015 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
Luke Petela was more than 2,500 meters into his 3,200-meter race Saturday when he looked over his right shoulder. The Haddon Township senior wasn't checking to see how far the nearest competitor was behind him. He already knew. Petela turned to teammate Owen Long, who had stayed within a stride of him from the start. The two confirmed they would flip spots to take the wind off Petela. Long eventually told Petela to take the win, his third South Jersey Group 1 victory of the weekend at Egg Harbor Township.
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May 18, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
This couldn't be happening to Chris Stone. No way. Not the Springfield (Montco) senior who in three years had never felt defeat at the PIAA District 1 track and field championships. But there he was Saturday, failing twice to catapult his Auburn-bound, 6-foot, 170-pound frame over the 13 feet, six inches needed to qualify for the Class AA state pole vault finals. "I was a little nervous," Stone said, smiling. "I know I gave my dad a heart attack. It turned out pretty well, though.
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April 23, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sophomore Austin Jamerson of Cornell won the long jump and the high jump Tuesday to take the lead after the first day of the Penn Relays decathlon at Franklin Field. Jamerson's total of 3,728 points led second-place Vinny Biunno of Franklin Pierce by 220. Northern Illinois' Latesha Bigby, a senior from Jamaica, picked up almost 60 percent of her points in the 100-meter hurdles and the 200 meters to score 3,197 points and take the first-day lead in the heptathlon by 57 points over Villanova's Katherine Petruzzellis.
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May 19, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Taylor Hojnacki's second preliminary throw fell short of her usual mark, causing the Central Bucks South senior to retreat to Coatesville's adjacent practice area. She had already secured a place in Saturday afternoon's Class AAA shot-put final at the District 1 track and field championship. But the defending champion said she wanted to perfect the way she turns her hips in the middle of the circle. Hojnacki extended her left hand straight ahead. She pretended to hold a shot close to her chin in her right hand.
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May 12, 2014 | By Tim McManus, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was a triumphant Saturday for the Cheltenham track teams at the Suburban One American championships at Plymouth Whitemarsh. The Panthers swept the boys' and girls' team titles, knocking down several meet records in the process. John Lewis won three events, including records in the 400 meters (47.69 seconds) and 300 hurdles (38.38). He also claimed the 800. Christian Brissett took gold in the 100 and 200 meters, and ran on the winning 4x100 relay. Katelyn Jackson (100 and 200)
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May 11, 2014 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
Deptford coach Patrick Landis walked to Kiara Lester and wrapped his left arm around her shoulders after she won the 400-meter dash at the Gloucester County Championship on Wednesday at Delsea. "Great race," he repeated three times. Lester did not respond. The sophomore didn't smile or celebrate her first county championship. Later, she won the 200 by more than four tenths of a second, but calmly walked off the track after crossing the finish line and found Landis on the infield.
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April 25, 2014 | Staff Report
PENN FRESHMAN Noel Jancewicz and Southern Connecticut State sophomore Nick Lebron earned titles at the Penn Relays yesterday. Jancewicz captured the heptathlon title with 5,035 points and Lebron won the decathlon with 7,160 points. Jancewicz became the third woman in Penn history to win the Penn Relays heptathlon, joining Shani Boston (2004) and Frances Childs (1988). The Robbinsville, N.J., native is just the fourth athlete in school history to surpass 5,000 points in the event and now stands third all-time in the Penn record book.
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March 27, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Being a star sprinter, hurdler, long jumper, triple jumper, and key member of championship relay teams apparently wasn't enough for Cidea'a Woods. The Winslow Township senior also is a top student, a member of the National Honor Society, and the drum major of the Eagles' marching band. But she's always ready for a new challenge. So when a high jumper for the Eagles was unable to make the indoor state championships this winter, Woods raised her hand and volunteered for the event.
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June 3, 2013 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
When the discus left Jess Woodard's hand, she said, the throw felt familiar. She just didn't realize how familiar. "A good throw is a good throw," said Woodard, a Cherokee senior. "It felt like a good throw. " For the second weekend in a row, Woodard uncorked the second-longest throw in New Jersey high school girls' history. But the twist on Saturday at the track and field state championships at Egg Harbor Township was that Woodard's winning throw was exactly the same as her throw the previous Saturday at the sectional meet.
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