Men's Long Jump Results

Final

With the end of the Carl Lewis/Mike Powell era, distances predictably fell off, with the winning distance being the shortest since Larry Myricks won in the boycott year of 1980.

On a cool and windy night, perhaps even the legendary duo of Carl and Mike would have had trouble putting up a really big mark, as only 2 of the 14 finalists were able to improve after the first three jumps.

Robert Howard took the early lead at 26-5 3/4 (8.07), then Walter Davis secured his seat on the flight to Sydney with a 26-7 1/4 (8.11) jump on his first try. Halfway through the second round, Howard's former Arkansas teammate, Melvin Lister, unleashed the night's only 27-footer, 27-3 3/4 (8.32), to move into the lead. The Lister-Davis-Howard trio would hold down the team spots through rounds 3 and 4.

Nobody improved in round 4. In the middle of the fifth stanza, Dwight Phillips moved from 5th into 2nd with a 26-8 1/2 (8.14) pop. The only other improvement in the competition also came in the fifth round, a 26-3 1/2 by Erick Walder, not enough to get onto the team.

Premeet favorite Savanté Stringfellow came nowhere near his NCAA-winning form, ending up 5th at 26-4 1/2 (8.04), a place ahead of Walder. Nine of the 21 jumps in the final three rounds were fouls.
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Results

LJ: 1. Melvin Lister (Ar) 27-33/4 (8.32) (25-23/4, 27-33/4, f, 25-10, f, f) (7.69, 8.32, f, 7.87, f, f); 2. Dwight Phillips (Nik) 26-81/2 (8.14) (f, 25-2, 26-3, f, 26-81/2, f) (f, 7.67, 8.00, f, 8.14, f); 3. Walter Davis (Bart) 26-71/4 (8.11) (26-71/4, 25-10, 25-11, 25-111/2, 25-6, 24-11/2) (8.11, 7.87, 7.90, 7.91, 7.77, 7.35); 4. Robert Howard (Reeb) 26-53/4 (8.07) (26-53/4, 25-91/4, f, f, f, 26-33/4) (8.07, 7.85, f, f, f, 8.02); 5. Savanté Stringfellow (Ms) 26-41/2 (8.04) (26-13/4, f, 26-41/2, 25-61/4, 26-1, f) (7.97, f, 8.04, 7.78, 7.95, f); 6. Erick Walder (adi) 26-31/2 (8.01) (25-10, 26-11/2, 26-23/4, 26-21/4, 26-31/2) (7.87, 7.96, 7.99, 7.98, 8.01); 7. Roland McGhee (Nik) 26-13/4 (7.97); 8. Miguel Pate (Al) 26-1 (7.95); 9. Marcus Thomas (LSU) 25-111/2 (7.91); 10. Jamorya Funderburk (unat) 25-4 (7.72); 11. James Stallworth (unat) 25-0 (7.62); 12. Johnathan Daniels (unat) 24-113/4 (7.61).

Prelims

Results

I-1. Dwight Phillips (Nik) 26-111/4 (8.21); 2. Savante Stringfellow (Ms) 26-101/2 (8.19); 3. Miguel Pate (Al) 26-91/4 (8.16); 3. Walter Davis (Bart) 26-91/4 (8.16); 5. Marcus Thomas (LSU) 26-31/2 (8.01); 6. Robert Howard (Reeb) 26-23/4 (7.99); 7. Erick Walder (adi) 26-1/4 (7.93); 8. Jamorya Funderburk (unat) 26-0 (7.92); 9. Roland McGhee (Nik) 25-8 (7.82); 10. Jayson Duff (unat) 25-51/4w (7.75); 11. Marcell Williams (unat) 25-0 (7.62); 12. Kimton Coleman (unat) 24-101/2 (7.58); 13. Frankie Young (InI) 24-41/2 (7.43); 14. Joseph Greene (unat) 23-83/4w (7.23); 15. Jerrod Sanders (unat) 22-113/4 (7.00) .

II-1. Melvin Lister (Ar) 26-7 (8.10); 2. James Stallworth (unat) 25-101/4 (7.88); 3. Johnathan Daniels (unat) 25-91/4 (7.85); 4. Eric Bowers (unat) 25-71/4 (7.80); 5. Maurice Lewis (Fl) 25-41/2 (7.73); 6. Gerald Williams (Cheet) 25-2 (7.67); 7. Kevin Dilworth (adi) 25-1/2 (7.63); 7. Kevin Wiley (Asics) 25-1/2 (7.63); 9. Maurice English (StA) 24-33/4 (7.41); 10. Sean Robbins (unat) 24-13/4 (7.36); 11. Deandre Free (Mo) 24-11/2 (7.35); 12. Delvit Rogers (Mem) 23-111/2 (7.30); 13. Shawn Watson (Shore) 23-31/2 (7.10);… 3f-Clayton Porter (GaT).