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U.S. women break out in long jump, 1,500

Updated: July 2, 2012, 2:05 AM ET
By Luke Cyphers | ESPN.com

EUGENE, Ore. -- Fans of U.S. women's track, meet depth.

At the 2008 Beijing Games, the Americans didn't get near the podium in the 1,500 meters or the long jump. But on the final day of the Olympic trials Sunday, the U.S. picked squads in the two events that could produce multiple shiny, metal objects -- a battle-hardened group of milers and the greatest group performance in the long jump in U.S. history.

"We can sweep this thing in London," said Brittney Reese, the two-time ...

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