• Nigerian Ese Brume flies 7.17m as three women long jump 7m + in Chula Vista
Three women jumped over the magical 7m mark at the Chula Vista Field Festival, the World Athletics continental tour meeting, in Southern California on Saturday night.
Nigeria's Ese Brume produced a massive new national record and world lead in the women's long jump with a wind-legal (+1.1m/s) jump of 7.17m bettering Chioma Ajunwa's 25-year national record. Her mark is also a new African record.
Brittney Reese of the United States, the Olympic gold medalist, and a seven-time world champion, took second place with a wind-assisted (+2.3m/s) jump of 7.10m. Her best wind-legal mark was 6.83m.
The third long jumper to pass the 7m mark was Chantel Malone, the former Puerto Rican who now competes for the British Virgin Islands, with a huge PB leap of 7.07 (W +2.0m/s).
Interestingly all three women jumped their best marks in the final 6th round.
Elsewhere, Rio Olympian Maggie Malone blasted a 66.82m/219-3 in the third round of the women’s javelin to break Kara Winger’s US record of 66.67m/218-8, set back in 2010.
The 2016 World indoor Champion Vashti Cunningham Cleared 2.02m/6-7.5 on her first attempt and took over the world outdoor lead for 2021 and moved to No. 4 on the all-time U.S. performer list.