Alaskan long jumper misses qualifying in Rio Olympics

first_imgFormer Eielson High School long jumper Janay DeLoach just missed qualifying at the Rio Olympics. The 2012 long jump bronze medalist barely missed making the final cut during qualifying Tuesday, falling a little over an inch short of the top 12 who advanced.Listen nowDeLoach was the last of 4 Rio Olympians with Alaska connections to compete.Earlier in the games, Corey Cogdell, formerly of Eagle River, who won bronze in women’s trap shooting in the 2008 Beijing Games, took bronze in the event again.Women’s Rugby player Alev Kelter, also of Eagle River, was on the 5th place U.S. team.Three time past Olympic medalist, former University of Alaska Fairbanks shooter Matt Emmons did not qualify for the final in the men’s 3 position rifle event.last_img