Molloy Student Looking to Triple Jump into Championships
With a leap of 11.56 meters in the triple jump at the Collegiate Track Conference Relay Carnival on Dec. 2, senior Atinuke Adebowale of Molloy College posted a provisional distance for the NCAA Division II Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships, as announced Thursday by the national office. Adebowale presently sits 16th on a list of 18 possible qualifiers for the national meet, which is slated for Mar. 7-9 in Birmingham, Ala.
For the Lions, Adebowale, if chosen, would be the second qualifier in as many years. In 2011-12, freshman Stephanie Meyer recorded an NCAA Division II provisional qualifying mark in the long jump. She then went on to the national stage in Mankato, Minn., where she leapt her way to a 14th-place performance of 4.92 meters (16', 1 3/4").
If Adebowale can achieve it, the automatic qualifying distance for the championships in the triple jump is 12.19 meters.