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Camille Dickson sets a new record of 6.21m in the long jump at the Big 5 Meet this past weekend.

Credit: Chase Sutton

The Quakers’ record book has a new leader in the long jump.

It’s not every day that a program record is broken, but during a Big 5 Meet at Franklin Field on Saturday, Camille Dickson did it twice. 

On her very first attempt of the day, the senior captain set the long jump record with a jump of 6.12 meters, breaking the previous record of 6.10m set by Kathryn Gevitz in 2010. On her very next attempt, Dickson broke the record again — this time, jumping an impressive 6.21m to win the event and put her name atop the record books. 

Before this meet, Dickson’s previous personal best was 6.04m. 

“This has been one of my biggest goals since I was a freshman,” Dickson said. “I don’t think it has hit me yet, but I am just so excited. And to be able to do that here on my home turf at Franklin with the team next to me cheering me on was incredible. I can’t even describe the feeling.” 

Dickson also competed in the 200m race, winning the event with a personal best of 24.32 seconds that put her ninth overall in the record books for the event.

In the Red and Blue's two meets this spring, Dickson has now totaled four first-place finishes and one second-place finish. She will compete again on April 9 at the two-day Temple Invitational where Dickson will look to add to her already record-breaking season. 

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