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Wilburn qualfies for Nationals in triple jump

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Jonathan Wilburn captured first place in the triple jump Saturday at the United States Track and Field Region 7 qualifying meet at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

Wilburn, a junior-to-be at Evanston Township High School, produced a winning jump of 45 feet, 3 inches to rule the 17-18 year-old division. With that effort, Wilburn qualified for the USATF Junior Olympic Nationals set for July 25-31 in Sacramento, California.

Two other Evanston athletes fell short of qualifying. In the 17-18 division, Christian Nielsen placed 7th in the shot put with a toss of 48-3 and 9/10ths, while incoming ETHS freshman Sacrad Michelin took 8th in the 13-14 open 400 meter dash in 57.22 seconds.

Dennis Mahoney is sports information director for ETHS.

Dennis Mahoney

Dennis Mahoney is sports information director for Evanston Township High School.

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