BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The University of Alabama’s Christian Edwards won the men’s triple jump on a weather-delayed second day of the 2018 USA Track & Field Junior Outdoor Championships in Bloomington, Ind., Saturday.
Edwards, who took the lead with a leap of 51-2 ¾ on his third jump of the competition, clinched the title with a mark of 52-1 ¼ on his sixth – and final – attempt of the evening. The effort equals his second-best jump of the season. With the win, Edwards has clinched a spot on the United States under-20 national team that will compete in the IAAF U20 World Championships in Tampere, Finland in July.
Edwards joins fellow Alabama freshmen Daija Lampkin and Tamara Clark as members of the U.S. U20 teams. Lampkin finished second in the women’s 100 meters on Friday to qualify while Tamara Clark finished fourth in the 100 to earn a spot on the U.S. 4×100-meter relay.
Clark was also in action on Saturday, finishing third in the prelims of the women’s 200 meters in 22.95 to advance to Sunday’s final. A top-three finish on Sunday would qualify her for the 200 meters at the world championships.