EUGENE, Ore. (NEWS CENTER) -- A winning leap at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships has a star athlete from Maine jumping for joy.

Kate Hall from Casco competes for the University of Georgia.

Kate Hall

She was the top finisher in long jump at the meet in Eugene, Ore. on Thursday night. Her best jump measured 6.73 meters.

Hall's closest competition was also a Georgia teammate. Only .02 meter separated the jumps by Hall and Keturah Orji.

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