EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (KSDK) - A local college athlete will be jumping into the national spotlight starting Wednesday when he attends the Men's Division I outdoor track and field championship in Eugene, Oregon.
La'Derrick Ward posted a leap in the long jump event of over 25 feet, which is carrying him to the west coast.
Ward will be the first S.I.U.E track athlete to compete for a division one national title.
The Cahokia High School graduate plans to show he can fly when he faces the competition.
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