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USC's Marqise Lee qualifies for NCAA championships in long jump

May 24, 2012|By Gary Klein
  • USC receiver Marqise Lee dives into the end zone for a touchdown last season.
USC receiver Marqise Lee dives into the end zone for a touchdown last season. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles…)

USC wide receiver Marqise Lee qualified for the NCAA championships in the long jump with a leap of 25 feet 5 1/2 inches on Thursday at the NCAA West preliminary rounds at Austin, Texas.

Lee, a freshman, jumped 18-3 3/4 inches on his first attempt. He fouled on his second before his qualifying wind-aided leap, according to USC.

Lee, who finished seventh, will compete in the NCAA championships on June 6-9 at Des Moines, Iowa.

USC's Kristine Busa also qualified for the NCAA championships by finishing fourth in the women’s javelin with a throw of 164 feet 7 inches.

USC linebacker Tony Burnett, who competes in the long jump, and tailback D.J. Morgan (110-meter high hurdles) are among the Trojans scheduled to compete Friday.

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USC's Marqise Lee qualifies for NCAA championships in long jump

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