DeLoach jumps to third in Sweden [Track]

August 18, 2012
Janay DeLoach

Former Alaska state champion Janay DeLoach of Eielson Air Force Base finished third in the women’s long jump at Friday’s Diamond Series track meet in Stockholm, Sweden.

DeLoach, who won bronze at the London Olympics, had a jump of 21 feet, 9 ½ inches.

Yelena Sokolova of Russia, who took silver at the London Olympics, won the event.

The showing leaves DeLoach in second behind Sokolova in the Diamond Series. Sokolova has 10 points and DeLoach has seven.

The series consists of numerous top track meets, with points awarded to the top finishers in each discipline at every event.

The overall winner in each discipline at the end of the season receives a $40,000 prize along with a diamond trophy.