Illinois sophomore leaps to national record in triple jump
from Belleville News-Democrat
It took Cahokia, Ill.'s Ja'Mari Ward less then half a season to establish himself as the top freshman in the nation in the long jump and triple jump a year ago; Establishing himself as the premier sophomore in the country didn't take nearly as long. Competing at the Triad Knights Indoor Invitational at Principia College in Elsah, Ward broke the national record for a sophomore with a winning leap of 50 feet 2 1/2 inches in the triple jump.
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