Reid Hops, Skips & Jumps To Another Olympic Berth

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Kingston, Jamaica – Texas A&M’s Julian Reid claimed his second title during the Jamaican Olympic Trials when he won the long jump competition Sunday evening with a mark of 25-9.5 (7.86).

On Friday Reid won the triple jump title at the meet. He joins 100-meter world record holder Usain Bolt as the only double winner during the Olympic Trials. Bolt won the 100 (9.85) and 200 (19.97) this weekend.

As a freshman this season with the Aggies, Reid became a Big 12 champion in the long jump twice, winning indoor and outdoor titles. He also earned All-American honors when he finished third at the NCAA Championships.

Finishing behind Reid in the long jump were Hebert McGregor with a mark of 25-6.75 (7.79) and Tarik Batchelor, who had a best of 25-2 (7.67). Reid established his top mark in the second round.

Simone Facey reached the final of the 200 meters and set a personal best of 22.25, which placed her fifth. Facey lowered the Aggie school record of 22.29 set by Porscha Lucas when she won the Big 12 title this past May.

Veronica Campbell-Brown, who placed fourth in the 100, posted a 21.94 winning time in the 200 while Kerron Stewart finished second in 21.99. Sherone Simpson grabbed the third spot with a 22.11 while Shelly-Ann Fraser placed fourth with a 22.15.

In Eugene, Justin Oliver ran in the first round of the 400 meters at the U.S. Olympic Trials. He placed sixth in his heat with a time of 46.85 and did not advance to the semifinal.



 
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