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Local teen wins national title in long jump

Jayhlen Washington took the gold medal in the 17-18 age group in the long jump. (Source: Larry A. Brock Jr.) Jayhlen Washington took the gold medal in the 17-18 age group in the long jump. (Source: Larry A. Brock Jr.)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

A member of the Cape Fear Flyers captured a gold medal at the USATF Junior Olympic Nationals in Sacramento.

Jayhlen Washington took the gold medal in the 17-18 age group in the long jump with a leap of 24'7.25".

Also competing for the Flyers were Gregor Brock (23rd in the 8-and-under turbo javelin) and Russell Corbett (14th in shot put in 17-18 age group).

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