Jumping to conclusions

The long jump is much more than just running and jumping

Central’s Rodney Stowe demonstrates the long jump technique at a recent meet at Stocker Stadium. The long jump is more complex than just running and jumping. Participants go through a long setup process for an event that is over quickly. Achieving the “perfect board mark” is what all jumpers hope to attain, which will lead to a longer jump.



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Central’s Rodney Stowe demonstrates the long jump technique at a recent meet at Stocker Stadium. The long jump is more complex than just running and jumping. Participants go through a long setup process for an event that is over quickly. Achieving the “perfect board mark” is what all jumpers hope to attain, which will lead to a longer jump.

You run and jump. Simple, right? The athlete bounds down the runway, jumps and lands in a pit. But the long jump may be one of the most unknown, and under appreciated, events in track and…




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