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Goodwin doesn’t qualify for US team

Posted by Chris Brown on July 3, 2016 – 10:34 pm

Marquise Goodwin made it to the finals for the long jump at the US Olympic trials, but did not finish in the top three Sunday night costing him a shot to represent the US team in Rio in August. 

Goodwin finished seventh overall with a best jump of just over 27 feet. The three qualifiers were Jeff Henderson, Jarrion Lawson and Marquise Dendy. 

Henderson’s winning jump was 28 feet 2 1/4 inches. Lawson went 28 feet and 1 7/8 inches. Dendy went 27 feet 7 1/2 inches. 

Though disappointed Goodwin tweeted that he was thankful to God for the opportunity and his victory was overcoming the fear of losing. 

This also means that Goodwin will report to Bills training camp on time after missing the entire series of OTA practices and minicamp this spring while training for the long jump. 

Goodwin will be part of a crowded field of receivers and returners at St. John Fisher this summer including a rookie receiver in Kolby Listenbee who can match his elite speed. 

Goodwin’s wife, Morgan Snow Goodwin, will compete in the women’s 100-meter hurdles event on Thursday.

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