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SIUE’s Ward reaches finals at Pan-American Festival

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La’Derrick Ward completed his first United States track and field appearance Friday at the Pan-American Festival.

La'Derrick Ward, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville / Submitted photo

La’Derrick Ward, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville / Submitted photo

Ward, who finished last season holding the longest mark in NCAA Divison I long jump, made it to the finals of the competition. He finished in eighth with a jump of 7.54 meters.

“I am very satisfied with La’Derrick’s performance at the Pan-American Festival,” Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Jumps Coach Iliyan Chamov said. “Making the finals at his first international event is a big statement.”

Ward will return to the States and gear up for the indoor track season, which begins Dec. 7 with the Red vs. Black Intra squad meet in Elsah, Ill.

Position Participant Country Mark
1 REGISTE, DAVID DMA 8.08m
2 MC FARLANE, JORGE PER 8.01m
3 DIAZ, YUNIOR CUB 7.83m
4 BOWEN, JHAMAL PAN 7.79m
5 LASA, EMILIANO URU 7.77m
6 HIGGS, RAYMOND BAH 7.76m
7 CORTEZ, ALVARO CHI 7.57m
8 WARD, LADERRICK USA 7.54m
9 MC FARLANE, JAVIER PER 7.28m
10 BREELL, QUINCY ARU 7.19m
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