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Shadle grad Jakobe Ford wins triple crown at USATF National Junior Olympics

Recent Shadle Park graduate Jakobe Ford made history at the USATF National Junior Olympics in Lawrence, Kansas, by winning the long jump (24-6 1/4), triple jump (51-7 3/4), and high jump.

Shadle Park grad Jakobe Ford competing in the high jump in the USATF National Junior Olympic Championships in Lawrence, Kansas on July 30, 2017. Ford became the first athlete to win the triple jump, long jump, and high jump at the same nationals.

LAWRENCE, Kan. --- So nice, they crowned him thrice.

Recent Shadle Park graduate Jakobe Ford made history at the USATF National Junior Olympic Championships in Lawrence, Kansas, by winning the long jump (24-6 1/4), triple jump (51-7 3/4), and high jump.

His high jump of 7 feet and one half inch on Sunday capped the historic weekend for Ford. With the win, he became the first athlete in his division to win all three of those events at the same nationals.

He also claimed the triple crown at the state championships in May.

Ford took to Twitter shortly after winning with a tweet that said "crown me" and later added a video of him walking with the three medals.


Ford's accomplishments on the track are unprecedented and he's heading to Texas Tech on an absolute roll.

He is who we thought he was, and that is a champion.

Congratulations to Jakobe!

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