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Girls Long Jump - DeAna Carson CA 18-9

text by Elliott Denman

Many thought Saturday's pentathlon champion, sophomore Ryann Krais of Methacton, Pa., a 19-foot leaper with 20 or 21-foot potential, would be the long jump favorite.

But that ended when Krais scrathed out of the event after an injury hurdling.

DeAna Carson, a Woodrow Wilson High/Long Beach, California, senior, never let her own focus wander, sticking to business and registering an ultra-consistent six-jump series that included the 18-9 winner in round three. Her shortest jump was 18-1.

With the competition this tight, Brittni Finch, a Centreville High/Clifton, Va. had the gold within her sights only to fall just short with her round four 18-7 ¼.

Three others exceeded 18, headed by Saturday's triple jump champion, Neidra Covington, at 18-4 ¼. Carson had much longer ambitions. "I hurt my right knee in the finals, I just didn't know if it would hold up enough for me to win," she said.

 

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Carson

Girls Long Jump

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    National: N 21-07.50  1/31/1981   Carol Lewis, Willingboro, NJ             

        Meet: M 20-06.25  3/15/2003   Marshevet Hooker, Southwst,San Antonio,TX

    Freshman: (    19-07  2003        De Ana Carson, Vista d Lago, Mr Val,CA   

   Sophomore: R 19-11.75  2/21/2004   Shana Woods, Poly, Long Beach, CA        

      Junior: J    21-04  1976        Kathy McMillan, Hoke County,Raeford, NC  

      Senior: $ 21-07.50  1/31/1981   Carol Lewis, Willingboro, NJ             

    Name                    Year School                  Finals           

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  1 Kelly, Niesha             07 St. Peter Chanel,Oa      5.52m   18-01.50 

  2 Frimpong, Audra           08 Canfield HS,Canfiel      5.44m   17-10.25 

  3 Stevens, Elizabeth        06 Columbia Hs-Ny,East      5.31m   17-05.25 

  4 Lewis, Carolyn            06 Heritage HS,Newport      5.24m   17-02.25 

  5 Forbes, Shakia            07 Bethel,Hampton, VA       5.23m   17-02.00 

  6 Chavis, Tiffany           06 Unat-GA-Marietta,Ma      5.22m   17-01.50 

  7 Hale, Lesly               06 Motor City Strid,De      5.20m   17-00.75 

  8 Smith, JaQuay             06 Dover HS,Dover, DE       4.97m   16-03.75 

  9 Thorgaard, Kersten        07 Ames HS,Ames, IA         4.89m   16-00.50 

  9 Lilley, Brittany          08 Hummingbirds-HS,Sev      4.89m   16-00.50 

 11 Getty, Beth               06 Unat-PA-CC,New Cumb      4.79m   15-08.75 

Flight  2  

  1 Carson, De Ana            06 Woodrow Wilson-C,Lo      5.71m   18-09.00 

  2 Finch, Brittni            08 Centreville HS,Cent      5.67m   18-07.25 

  3 Covington, Neidra         06 Fast Forward TC,St.      5.59m   18-04.25 

  4 Layne, Lynne              06 New Rochelle HS,New      5.53m   18-01.75 

  4 Miller, Nora              06 Connecticut TC,Midd      5.53m   18-01.75 

  6 Long, Tiffani             06 Long Reach Tc-Gi,Co      5.47m   17-11.50 

  7 Wernik, Sarah             06 Northampton HS,Flor      5.45m   17-10.75 

 -- Krais, Ryann              08 Eagleville Elite,Ea         ND            

 -- Matthew, Sarah G.         06 Colorado Flyers,Niw       FOUL        
 

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