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Sensational long jumper Courtney Corrin broke her own national freshman record Tuesday during the USATF World Youth Trials in Edwardsville, Ill.

Photo courtesy of Vince Orlando

Courtney Corrin, Harvard-Westlake

The Harvard-Westlake (Studio City, Calif.) star leaped an even 21 feet to win gold and eclipse a record she set early in the spring by one inch.

Corrin told the Los Angeles Daily News, "When I jumped 20-11, it was such an amazing feeling, but to finally jump 21, words can't express what that means to me. It's only a matter of jumping 1 inch more, but it feels like a foot. It was so far away. Now it motivates me to try to do better the next time. Even if I had won, but didn't jump 21, I wouldn't have been happy because this is what I've been working for all year. As soon as I jumped 20, I wanted to jump 21. Now it's on to 22."

Her jump also is a national record for age 15 and tied for No. 12 in all classes.

Placing second with a career-best leap of 20-7 1/4 was rising senior Keturah Orji of Mount Olive (Flanders, N.J.), who also was runner-up to Corrin at the New Balance Nationals in Greensboro, N.C.