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Danville Jumping With Success 01-21-14

Kearah Danville won the Triple Jump portion of the Texas Tech Open Indoor Meet over the weekend in Lubbock.
Kearah Danville won the Triple Jump portion of the Texas Tech Open Indoor Meet over the weekend in Lubbock. Danville had a jump of 40 feet 1 and quarter inches.


Danville: "Triple Jump is the best event I've ever done. It's like a way of expressing myself, it shows me how strong I can be."

And strong she is, in fact she won the NCAA National Championship last season in the Indoor Triple Jump. Coach James Reid said not only does she have the skills needed, but she can control them very well and that's why she's successful.

James Reid: "Maximum controlled velocity is what we're working for. That's the big key. You see a lot of kids that have really really good speed on the runway but they can't control it. If you watch the jumps a lot, she's got the ability to get off the ground quickly. In an event like the triple jump where there are three phases it's very important."

Kearah puts in quality effort during practice so that when it's time to compete she's ready.

Danville: "You have to put in a lot of work. With the confidence you have, if it's not as good as you want it to be it can throw you off a bit."

The fact that she still feels her confidence has room to go up even with a National Title to her credit should be scary to her competition the rest of the season because she's not going to let up on her training.

Danville: "I don't think it's where I want it to be. I need to work on my running and also my landing."
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