Handy Competes in Triple Jump at US Olympic Trials
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Handy Competes in Triple Jump at US Olympic Trials

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, advancing to the NCAA Outdoor Championships where he placed ninth with a jump of 7.65m en 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.


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