AUSTIN, TX – Rutgers University junior Shameka Marshall (Mizpah, NJ) finished 13th in the long jump at the NCAA Track and Field Championships on Thursday evening, June 10, at the University of Texas in Austin.
Marshall’s jump of 6.17m was just one-tenth of a meter out of 12th place. Hyleas Fountain of Georgia won the long jump title with winning jump of 6.61m.
The BIG EAST and ECAC champion and school record-holder in the long jump, Marshall qualified for the NCAA Championships with a leap of 6.30m to take fifth place at the NCAA Regionals on May 29 at the University of Florida.
For Marshall, the NCAA Championships cap what has already been a standout season. She won two events at the BIG EAST Championships (long jump, 100-meter hurdles), leading the Scarlet Knights to a fifth place finish. Her time of 13.52 in the 100-meter hurdles at Regionals established a school record. At the 110th Penn Relays, she finished in fifth place with a jump of 6.00m.
The NCAA Championships will continue from Friday, June 11, though Saturday, June 12. RU will be represented on Friday by Sam Segond (East Stroudsburg, PA) in the discus and on Saturday by Anthony Butler (Pittsgrove, NJ) in the high jump.
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