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Coppin State grad Christina Epps has 'a moment to remember' to qualify for Olympics in triple jump

Coppin State grad Christina Epps has 'a moment to remember' to qualify for Olympics in triple jump

The coach who saw the potential in her when no one else did had told her she was going to jump farther than she ever had, and Christina Epps had no choice but to believe.

Thursday night, on a runway at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., in the triple-jump finals of the U.S. Olympic trials, the former Coppin State star had posted the hop, skip and jump of her dreams. But her first jump, her best jump, she said, was deemed a foul. So was her second.

By the fifth of six, she had not reached the 14.15-meter Olympic qualifying standard. Hadn't even come close to 14.09 meters, her personal best. She told herself, "You jump big. You're going to jump big," and after she hit...

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