Lowe wins third straight outdoor title

Updated: June 26, 2010, 5:22 PM ET
Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Chaunte Lowe has broken her own American record in the high jump, leaping 6 feet, 8- 3/4 inches at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Lowe set the U.S. mark at 6-8 1/4 last month in Cottbus, Germany.

The charismatic Lowe celebrated the winning jump Saturday with a victory lap around Drake Stadium.

The record-breaking jump gave Lowe her third straight outdoor national title and fourth overall. Lowe was the bronze medalist at the World Indoors earlier this year.

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