Broomfield 22nd in Triple Jump at NCAA Track & Field Championships
June 13, 2014
Broomfield's top leap, which came on her first attempt of the competition, was her sixth-best mark of the season. The Clarendon, Jamaica, native qualified for the 24-competitor NCAA championships field with a 12.72-meter (41 feet, 8.75 inches) jump to place 10th in the NCAA West Preliminary in Fayetteville, Ark., on May 30.
Broomfield won the triple jump at the Missouri Valley Conference championships on May 18 in Carbondale, Ill., with a career-best distance of 12.95 meters (42 feet, six inches).
Broomfield's second leap on Friday was 12.17 meters and she followed that up with a third and final attempt at 12.16 meters.
The top nine after three jumps advanced to finals of the event with Shanieka Thomas of San Diego State winning the title with a leap of 14.00 meters (45 feet, 11.25 inches).
Broomfield earned honorable mention All-America status from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, becoming the 15th MSU individual or relay to earn the distinction. USTFCCCA All-America selections will officially be announced next week.
Her performance brings a close to the season for Missouri State, one that saw the Bears win five events between MVC indoor and outdoor championships, and collect a total of 22 All-MVC honors.