Kellman Earns All-America Status in Triple Jump
Posted: June 13, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am
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On the final jump of his collegiate career, senior Marc Kellman bounded from seventh place to a fifth-place finish in the men’s triple jump finals on Saturday at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
His jump of 15.97 meters (52 ft. 4.75 in.) and fifth-place finish at A.G. Spanos Sports Complex in Sacramento, Calif., earns Kellman All-America status for the third time in his career.
The top eight finishers in the triple jump earn All-America status. Kellman, the national runner-up in the event at the 2006 Indoor Track and Field Championships, was seventh overall heading into his sixth and final jump of the day. He recorded an identical distance of 15.80 meters (51 ft. 10 in.) on his first and fourth jumps of the afternoon before topping it on his final jump.
Florida State University’s Rafeeq Curry won the National Championship in the event with a leap of 16.70 meters (54 ft. 9.5 in.).
For the first time since 1982, Saturday’s final day of the four-day NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships aired live on network television as CBS aired two-and-a-half hours. Full results from the championships can be found on the official web site for NCAA Sports.