GUADALAJARA, Mexico (October 27, 2011) – Former Rutgers women’s track and field All-American Shameka Marshall won the silver medal in the long jump at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Marshall posted a jump of 22’ 1” (6.73 meters), becoming the first American to earn a medal in the women’s long jump since Angela Brown won silver at the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada.
The school-record holder in both the indoor and outdoor long jump, she represented Team USA at the 2007 Pan American Games in Brazil, finishing seventh in the long jump. Marshall, the 2006 indoor BIG EAST and ECAC champion in the long jump, is one of the Scarlet Knights’ most decorated athletes, holding seven of the school’s all-time records (60m dash, 60m hurdles, 100m hurdles, indoor/outdoor long jump, and member of record holding 4x100 and 4x200m relay teams).
Marshall was a two-time All-American, finishing as the NCAA national runner-up in the long jump in 2006. She is in her third season as an assistant coach with the men’s and women’s track and field teams at Temple.
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