Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

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August 6, 2013

Corsicana youngster finishes seventh in the nation in the 8-U long jump

New York — Corsicana’s Jayda Lunsford, who just turned 8 last week, finished seventh in the nation in the long jump in the 8-and-under division in the Junior Olympics.

Jayda had a finals jump of 11 feet and seven inches.

She competes for the Team Supreme Track & Field Club, and qualified for the Junior Olympics in a meet in Texas.

She was sponsored by attorney Michael Crawford and his associates, who paid for her trip to Michigan to compete in the prestigos national event.

“I wasn’t nervous,’’ Jayda said. “I was excited. I think this will help me in my future with track.’’

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