Breaking News: Jeff Hammond Breaks Coppin State Long Jump Record 

Breaking News: Jeff Hammond Breaks Coppin State Long Jump Record

Breaking News: Jeff Hammond Breaks Coppin State Long Jump Record 
Breaking News: Jeff Hammond Breaks Coppin State Long Jump Record  Pic: Coppin Sports / Twitter

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Jeff Hammond has broken Coppin State Universitys’ Long Jump Record in 7.65m to win the Carolina Challenge on Saturday, 22nd January 2022. Jeff last year joined the Coppin State University from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and he has since become a gem in his indoor season just after a few months joining them.

On Saturday, 15th January, he competed in three separate events at the HBCU Battle Indoor Meet; 60 Meters Dash, Long Jump, and 4 × 400 Metre Relay. He won the men’s Long Jump in a leap of 7.34m and place third in 60m dash in heat 3.

He has tremendously increased his pace and jumped 7.65m to break the 12-year Coppin State School Record. He was a phenomenal athlete back in Ghana and never lost any championships during his reign. The old Coppin State School Record was held by Brandon Miles and was set on 2nd December 2010. (24-3.50)

His Stats….

First attempt – 7.49m

Second attempt – 7.65m

Third attempt – 7.52m

Fourth attempt – FOUL

Fifth and sixth attempts – ND

Congrats to @coppinTrack Jeff Hammond on winning the long jump at the Carolina Challenge with a school-record leap of 7.65m (25′ 1.”) He now ranks 10th nationally in the event,” Coppin Sports wrote on their official Twitter handle.

Jeff is now a few metres behind the Ghana National Long Jump Record. The Ghana National Long Jump Record holder is Ignisious Gaisah in 8.36m. He set it on 2nd February 2006 at Globen Galen Indoor Meet in Stockholm, Sweden.

Leading results

  1. Jeff Hammond – 7.65m (Coppin State Record)
  2. Isaiah Holmes – 7.61m
  3. Russell Robison – 7.61m
  4. Kevin Snyder – 7.50m
  5. Cameron O’Neal – 7.44m
  6. Christian Lewis – 7.13m
  7. Tyrell Johnson – 7.01m

By Athleticshour

Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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