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Pasco’s Grant is nation’s No. 3 returner for long jump

Posted Feb 27, 2012 by Bill Ward

Updated Feb 27, 2012 at 08:24 PM

Pasco junior defensive back/receiver Janarion Grant is one of the state’s top football recruits for the 2013 class. But in track and field, he’s one of the best in the nation returning for the 2012 outdoor season.

Grant, the defending Class 2A state champion in the long jump, is listed as the No. 3 returning athlete in the United States by Track & Field News for that event with his personal record and state-winning mark of 24 feet, 3.5 inches he established as a mere sophomore.

The jumpers ahead of him are also juniors, Devin Fields of Lancaster, Texas, who has a mark of 25-5.75, and Cameron Burrell of Missouri City, Texas, who has gone 24-7.

The top returning triple jump athletes in the nation for the triple jump are Chris Brown of Hanahan, S.C., at 51-2.5,  and Josh Dixon (50-4.75) of Cedarburg, Wisc.

At Saturday’s Charles Johnson Invitational meet at King High, Hillsborough junior Jeremiah Green went to the No. 1 spot in the nation for the current season with his county-record triple jump of 50-6.5.

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