Broomfield 10th in NCAA Triple Jump Prelims; Advances to Eugene
Sophomore Robiann Broomfield
Sophomore Robiann Broomfield

May 30, 2014

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Sophomore Robiann Broomfield posted a top leap of 12.72 meters (41 feet, 8.75 inches) in the triple jump on the second day of the 2014 NCAA West Preliminary to advance to the final of the event on Friday at John McDonnell Field.

Broomfield qualified 10th overall for the NCAA Championship round, which will be contested at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., on Friday, June 13 at 3:25 p.m., PDT.

Broomfield advanced out of the three preliminary jumps with her best mark of the day on her second leap to rank sixth in her flight and eighth overall at the time, comfortably within the top-16 placing needed to move on to the semifinals

Broomfield’s fourth jump was her second best of the competition at 12.09 meters (39 feet, eight inches). She was unable to better her second-round effort on her final two leaps, but sitting in the 10th position, and needing to be in the top 12 for finals, she had done enough to advance.

Broomfield is the first Missouri State student-athlete to advance to the NCAA Track & Field Championships since 2012. That season, Kimsue Grant placed 16th overall in the triple jump, earning second team All-America honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Althia Maximilien also moved on in the NCAA Championships in 2012. She was 19th in the 400-meter dash, earning USTFCCCA honorable mention All-America.

San Diego’s State’s Shanieka Thomas paced the triple-jump field Friday, breaking her own NCAA West Preliminary record with a fifth-round jump of 13.66 meters (44 feet, 9.75 inches).

In other action, sophomore Shavonne Husbands ran in the first round of the 200-meter dash in 24.18. Husbands placed fourth in her heat, which was won by Kamaria Brown of Texas, with the top qualifying time for the quarterfinals of 22.95. Husbands, who finished 25th overall, just missed advancing out of the first round by two hundredths of a second.

The Bears’ 4x100- and 4x400-meter relay squad take the stage Saturday with the prelims set to go off at 6:15 and 9:45 p.m., respectively.



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