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Brittney Reese stumbles at world championships

Brittney Reese won't pick up a fourth long jump world championship.

The former Gulfport, Gulf Coast C.C. and Ole Miss standout failed to qualify for the finals late Wednesday evening at the World Championships in Beijing.

Reese's three attempts got progressively worse as she jumped 6.39 meters, 6.23 and 6.17.

The former Admiral and Bulldog was the world's top-ranked long jumper from 2009 through 2013.

That streak was broken last year when she tore the labrum in her hip on her jump leg.

Reese was still attempting to come back from the injury.

"It's not going like I expected," Reese previously told MGCCC's Don Hammack about her recovery. "There have been some bumps on the way. I'm just trying to get back to where I've been. It's been a slow process."

Reese finished 12th in a 17-member Group B.

Great Britain's Lorraine Ugen had the group's best jump at 6.87 meters.

The IAAF's Twitter account said this will be the first time since 2005 Reese hasn't competed in a global championship long jump final.

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