EUGENE, Ore. - George Mason track and field athlete LaVell Handy competed in the preliminary round of the triple jump at the US Track and Field Olympic Trials on Thursday evening at TrackTown USA in Eugene.
In his third and final jump, Handy posted a mark of 15.26m, but it was not enough to advance him to the finals.
Earlier in the meet, Handy competed in the long jump, finishing 22nd.
The meet wraps up a successful 2012 campaign for Handy, who was named the CAA Male Field Performer of the Meet after winning both the long and triple jumps. He jumped a personal-best 7.85m in the long jump at the
conference meet, qualifying him for the Olympic Trials. He followed that
performance with an IC4A title
and a fifth-place finish at the NCAA East Regionals in the long jump,
to the NCAA Outdoor Championships where he placed ninth with a jump of
route to collecting Second Team USTFCCCA All-America accolades.
Handy also claimed his second-consecutive triple jump title
at IC4A's, and fell just short of advancing to the national championships after
finishing 14th at the East Regionals.