WACO — Two-time Class 3A girls triple jump state champion Alex Madlock of Bangs returned to the Texas Meet of Champions over the weekend at Baylor University's Clyde Hart Stadium, where she won both the long jump and triple jump — twice breaking the meet record in the latter.
Madlock, also a 2015 USA Track and Field Junior Olympics All-American and triple jump runner-up, triple jumped 40-1.5 into a negative headwind, eclipsing last year's record set by UIL Class 5A state champion Asa Garcia.
On her sixth jump, Madlock surpassed her fourth round attempt, increasing the meet record by more than a foot and posting the fifth-best high school girls mark in the nation at 41-1.25, with a legal tailwind. Madlock jumped 40-4.25 at the UIL state meet on May 13, which at that time was her personal-best.
Surpassing the U.S. Junior Nationals Trials entry standard of 40-8.25, Madlock's sixth jump automatically qualified her to participate in the USA Track and Field Junior Nationals, where she will vie for one of two spots to represent the U.S. junior team in Poland later this summer.
Madlock also placed first in the long jump with a wind-legal effort of 19-0.25.
Both events included state and regional champions from Class 6A, 5A, 4A, and other divisions.