• US Trials: Lawson sets long jump WL 8.58m as Henderson wins with wind aided 8.59m

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US Olympic Trials Eugene on Sunday men's long jump - Jarrion Lawson set a new world lead of 8.58m to take second place and to qualify for Rio Olympics, while Jeffrey Henderson took the with a wind aided 8.59m. 

The 2015 Pan American Games Champion, Henderson, in round 3 jumped 8.59m with a help of +2.9m/s strong wind, while Lawson set a new personal best and world leading mark of 8.58m (W +1.6m/s) in round 4. Will Clay the Olympic silver medalist and 1 x world champion in triple jump leaped 8.42m (W +5.0m/s) beating on a count back the World Indoor Champion Marquis Dendy, who also jumped 8.42m (W  +1.6m/s ). Lawson also competed in the men's 100m final where he placed 7th with a time of 10.07 seconds. 

In the women's high jump, teenager Vashti Cunningham, the 2016 world indoor champion, cleared 1.97m to take second place and to punch her ticket to Rio Olympics.  US trials title took Chaunte Lowe, who set a new world lead of 2.01m with Inika McPherson in third with a mark of 1.93m. 

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