HUMBLE — Tyler’s Andre Jefferson finished third in the young men’s long jump while his brother Tyris Jefferson placed 10th at the AAU Junior Olympic Games on Tuesday.
Andre, a senior at John Tyler, notched a career-best jump of 24 feet, 10 inches to take the bronze.
Johnny Carter of Bakersfield (Calif.) set a new national record with a jump of 25 feet 6 1/2 inches to win nationals.
Cameron Burrell of Missouri City finished second at 24-11 1/2.
Tyris, a Kansas State signee who recently graduated from Robert E. Lee, came in 10th with a distance of 23-0. Tyris won the Class 5A state long jump title in May and was selected as Most Valuable Performer on the Tyler Morning Telegraph All-East Texas track and field team for the second straight year.
Andre took third at regionals in the long jump as a junior.
The AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) event continues through Saturday at Turner Stadium on the Humble High School campus.