Goodwin Wins Big 12 Long Jump ... Again

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Posted May 14, 2012


It's tough for most runners to clock a 10.4-flat. But Marquise Goodwin did that in-between long jumps at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships on Friday in Manhattan, Kan.

That's without mentioning that the first long-jump set the conference championship and stadium records. Goodwin cleared 8.19 meters on his first attempt, equivalent to 26-10.5.

"I popped off my longest jump of the competition on the first jump," Goodwin said. "That was big for me because I had to run over and run the 100 meters in between jumps. I knew everybody was going to come out and do well, but that jump ended up winning it so it was all good."

While that 10.4-flat qualified Goodwin for the 100-meter dash finals, he actually ran faster, a wind-aided 10.24, on the second day of competition. That was good for sixth, earning the Longhorns three points. The Texas men went on to finish second at the Big 12 Championships.

The jump was a personal best for Goodwin who grabbed the top place in the national long jump standings by two inches. He became the first athlete in Big 12 history to win both the indoor and outdoor long jumps for two straight years. Goodwin also won the Big 12 Outdoor long jump in 2010.

Goodwin won the long jump title at the 2011 U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a personal best of 27-4, and won the NCAA Outdoor long jump in 2010. In high school, Goodwin set the national long jump record by jumping 26-10 at the U.S. Championships.



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