18-year-old breaks prep triple jump mark
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Alexandria Anderson won three gold medals, and Kenneth Hall set a national high school triple jump record at the USATF Junior Olympic Track & amp; Field Championships, which concluded Sunday.
Anderson, 17, of Chicago, won the young women's 400 meters in 52.87 seconds on Sunday.
She won her first gold of the meet on Saturday when she took the young women's 200 meters finals in 23.45. The high school senior then captured the young women's long jump with a leap of 19 feet, 23/4 inches.
Hall broke a national high school record to win the young men's triple jump earlier in the week. The Baton Rouge, La., native jumped 54-101/4 on his third attempt to break the previous mark of 53-111/4 set by Greg Yeldell at the 1998 World Junior Championships.
The 18-year-old senior from also topped the young men's triple jump record of 52-61/2 set in 1991 by Ron Jones.
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