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Marquis Dendy sets long jump mark

Updated: February 23, 2013, 10:16 PM ET
Associated Press

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Marquis Dendy wasn't about to complain about setting a meet record with a long jump of 27 feet, 3/4 inches at the Southeastern Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday.

The Florida sophomore, however, would have preferred to jump just a bit farther -- even after setting the mark for the longest jump in the world this year.

Dendy leaped a personal best, but he was just a bit short of the 27-5 mark he needed to earn the new car his father had ...

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