FAYETTEVILLE, AR – Senior Shameka Marshall (Mispah, NJ) finished her winter track season in style, finishing fourth in the long jump to earn her first-ever All-America honors at the NCAA Championships, at the Randal Tyson Indoor Track in Fayetteville, AR.
Marshall recorded a jump of 21 feet, which established a new school record. Entering the championships, she ranked 16th in the nation with a mark of 20’5 ¾. In the 60-meter hurdles, she ran in the preliminaries (8.41) but failed to advance to the finals.
Marshall was coming off an excellent outing at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Indoor Track and Field Championships, in which she posted a school record time in the 60-meter hurdles at 8.19 and took first in the long jump with a distance of 19’11¾’. Following the meet, Marshall was named Most Outstanding Performer.
Highlights of her season include first-place finishes at the BIG EAST Championships and Metropolitan Championships in the long jump and 60m hurdles, as well as taking runner-up honors at the Millrose Games.
Last season, Marshall competed in the NCAA Outdoor Championships, finishing 13th in the long jump with a mark of 20’ 3”.