Monday, June 22, 2015

Goodwin headed back to track for long-jump qualifiers

Despite previous declarations, Marquise Goodwin's two-sport ambitions are alive and well.

The 24-year-old wide receiver hasn't seen a sand pit competitively since the London Olympics, but according to, that's about to change.

As Christopher Chavez reported Monday, Goodwin successfully appealed USA Track and Field for a shot to compete in the World Championships in Beijing, China, at the end of August. To jump in that competition, the former Longhorn will have to place in the top three at the U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which starts June 26.

He'll also have to meet the International Association of Athletics Federations qualification mark of 8.10 meters.

Goodwin placed 10th in the long jump in London back in 2012, after which he claimed he had retired from track and field for good.


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