Jaquess Wins King Of Darkness Title

U.S. water ski athlete Regina Jaquess (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.) won the women’s jumping title and Great Britain’s Jack Critchley won the men’s title on Saturday at the 2nd King of Darkness night jump at the Isles of Lake Hancock in Winter Garden, Fla.

Jaquess jumped 171 feet to win the women’s title over Belarus’ Natallia Berdnikava, who jumped 169 feet. France’s Marion Ellis finished third (165 feet). Critchley won the men’s title with a distance of 216 feet. Great Britain’s Tom Asher (215 feet/65.6 meters) placed second and U.S. athlete Taylor Garcia (215 feet/65.5 meters) finished third.

In other events, Belarus’ Stsiapan Shpak won U23 men’s jumping with a distance of 204 feet/62.3 meters. Canada’s Dorien Llewellyn finishes second (204 feet/62.1 meters). Belarus’ Aliaksandra Danisheuskay won U23 women’s jumping with a distance of 165 feet. Chile’s Valentina Gonzalez placed second (145 feet).

For complete results, visit: http://www.iwwfed-ea.org/competition.php?cc=T-18USA022&page=TimeTable. For additional information, visit www.kingofdarkness.org.

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