USC star Adoree’ Jackson was attempting to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio at the NCAA championships in Eugene, Oregon this week. Unfortunately, Jackson fell just short.
Jackson was hoping to qualify for next month’s U.S. Olympic trials in the long jump, but placed fifth with a jump of 25 feet, 1 3/4 inches.
The required qualifying mark is 26 feet, 5 inches.
Jackson was unhappy with his performance.
“It was probably the worst performance ever,” Jackson said, per The Los Angeles Times. “The run-through was fine. It’s just off the board everything was a disaster. I just rushed everything.”
While it is unfortunate that Jackson fell short at the NCAA championships, he still has a chance.
The top 24 qualifiers in the long jump can compete at the Olympic trials, so Jackson will be looking to compete in other meets over the next few weeks to earn a top 24 spot.
Best of luck to Jackson as he strives for his goal.
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