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USC's Adoree' Jackson finishes 10th in U.S. long jump final

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  • By Tyler Dragon
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USC's Adoree' Jackson came up short Sunday in his bid to compete for the U.S. in this year's Summer Olympics.

Jackson finished 10th in long-jump the finals at the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials on Sunday with a mark of 7.83m. The top three finishers clinched a spot in the Rio Games, which begin next month, for the U.S.

He took to Twitter on Sunday and indicated this won't be the last time he pursues his Olympic dreams.

Jackson was in 15th place with one jump remaining in Saturday's qualifying round before he leaped a season best 7.89m to qualify for Sunday's final.

His mark was good enough to finish 10th in the qualifying round with the top 12 advancing to the finals.

The junior cornerback/wide receiver is one of the best two-way players in college football and finished fifth in the long jump at the NCAA track and field championships with a mark of 7.66m.

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