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Kenwood's Jenkins Wins State Long Jump Title

The senior became the first Bluebird in 34 years to capture a state track and field championship when he placed first in the long jump.

Kenwood's made history Friday in the Class 4A state track and field championship at Morgan State Univeristy.

Jenkins took first place in the long jump as he cleared 22 feet, 5 inches, which was 8 inches more than the second-place finisher. Jenkins title was the first state title for a track athlete since Mike Sheely in 1978, Bluebirds coach Mark Planamente said.

Jenkins also placed eighth in the high jump as he cleared 5-10 in that event.

Stay with Patch for additional results from the state meet, which wraps up Saturday.

Anthony Jenkins Sr May 27, 2012 at 11:23 AM
My son Travis Jenkins is a outstanding athlete. Love you son. Keep working hard. Lets do this again in the nationals at North Carolina.
LaJoyce Ray May 27, 2012 at 12:02 PM
Awesome Travis! You should be very proud of your accomplishments. Rayven and I wish you well at nationals!!
sylvia anderson May 27, 2012 at 02:21 PM
Congratulations!
Theresa Cromwell May 27, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Remember, I always told you to reach for your dreama, have faith and that you were born to do this. I've always seen you here and beyond. Congatulations I Love You with all my heart. Your Mommy

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