Buffalo Bills wide receiver Marquise Goodwin had been cruising through long jump events as he prepared for the Olympic long jump trials. He didn't cruise on Saturday as he had to sweat things out towards the end of the competition.
Twelve jumpers qualified for tomorrow's event and Goodwin came in 12th place on Saturday afternoon. The receiver's first attempt resulted in a foul but his second jump saw him jump 7.82m (25-8.00). When all was said and done, Goodwin just made it.
Goodwin didn't seem too concerned with his jumps on Saturday. Via NewYorkUpstate.com:
"That was the goal — just advance to the finals," said Goodwin. "I'm not out here trying to break the world record. I'm just trying to get things moving in the right direction for (Sunday)."
Goodwin added, "Four years ago, I got 10th or 11th overall in the prelims, and I ended up winning the finals. It doesn't matter what you do today, honestly. Just gotta come back and refocus. It's a new day."
Tomorrow, Goodwin will need to finish in the top three to make the Olympic long jump team.null