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Ngonidzashe Makusha wins long jump

Updated: April 8, 2011, 6:14 PM ET
Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas -- The crowd at the Texas Relays had barely sat down after cheering home favorite Marquis Goodwin's first long jump when the next competitor leaped, landed and threw two fists of sand into the air with a yell.

The statement was loud and clear: Florida State's Ngonidzashe Makusha is back and chasing another NCAA championship.

Makusha won the men's long jump Friday with a wind-aided leap of 27 feet, 6 3/4 inches, beating Goodwin on his home turf in a showdown between the ...

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