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Goodwin continues Olympic dream

The Texas star won the long jump at the Olympic Trials

Updated: July 26, 2012, 4:18 PM ET
By Carter Strickland | HornsNation

AUSTIN, Texas -- The thing that first needs to be understood, before the mouth goes slack at how far Marquise Goodwin can leap or how far he has come, or even that he is going to the 2012 Olympics, is this has always just been part of the plan.

It has been expected ever since he first took flight in Lubbock 13 years ago. That summer morning a slight and slender 9-year-old boy hit the runway in his first event of his first track meet and flew close to 14 feet.

He won that event and ...

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