🏆 36th Jim Bush USATF SoCal Track & Field Championships – Saturday, June 3 @ Pomona College

A Step-by-Step Way to Understand the Basics of the Triple Jump

Willie Banks

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 @ 8:00pm PT

About the Session

The topics for this session will include the set-up of the run; the basics of the take-off; the three phases and the landing in the pit. Also included will be a basic design of a training program for beginners.

About the Presenter

Willie Banks, who held the World Record in the Triple Jump (58’11 ½”) from 1985-1995 and the American Record holder from 1981-1996, was a member of three U.S. Olympic teams, including being selected captain of the 1988 team. Banks was a two-time California State Champion while a student at Oceanside High School, and he earned All-American honors four times at UCLA. In 1985, he was named Track & Field News Athlete of the Year.

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