Bills WR Marquise Goodwin took a shot Thursday at qualifying for the US National track and field team for the World Championships in Beijing next month. He was trying to land a spot on the team as a long jumper.
Goodwin had to finish among the top three to make the team and appear in the World Championships. The Bills receiver finished fourth with a long jump best of 27-feet 5 1/2-inches.
“Back to football,” Goodwin told the Associated Press. “But words can’t even explain how happy I am right now.”
Goodwin admitted that had he qualified for the US team, balancing the World Championships in China and training camp, which overlapped would’ve been difficult. But that’s no longer a concern.
The Bills receiver qualified for the 2012 US Olympic team, but finished a disappointing 10th in the 2012 London games.
Goodwin didn’t rule out trying to qualify for the 2016 Olympic team which will compete in Rio next summer.
“We know what’s (coming up) next year. I expect big things,” Goodwin said. “But football is my main deal right now.”
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