Jamila Janneh Sets Triple Jump School Record at the Fred Hardy Invitational
Jamila Janneh

Jamila Janneh Sets Triple Jump School Record at the Fred Hardy Invitational

RICHMOND, Va. - Sophomore Jamila Janneh had an outstanding day for Temple women's track & field at the opening day of the Fred Hardy Invitational, breaking an 11-year-old school record in the triple jump with a winning mark of 12.30m. Janneh also took third place in the high jump and matched her personal best in that event.

Janneh's mark of 12.30m (40' 4.25") broke Temple's previous record of 40' 2.75" by Edith Lewis in 2003 at the Atlantic 10 Championships. Janneh's mark also meets the ECAC qualifying standard for the event. In the high jump, she matched her personal best with a mark of 1.65m to take third.

Freshman Sydnee Jacques also recorded a personal best in the triple jump, placing ninth with a jump of 10.93m.

Junior Margo Britton earned another first-place finish for the Owls in the shot put with her throw of 14.64m.

Earning 10th place in the 400m hurdles was junior Kaitlyn McSurdy with a time of 1:05.53.

Six Temple runners competed on Friday night in the 5000m run, five of whom had not previously run the event in competition. Freshman Maria Papacostas led the way with a personal-best time of 17:58.93 to finish eighth. Four others also finished in the top 20, junior Kiersten Brown (18:39.78/15th), freshman Danielle Britton (18:51.73/16th), sophomore Janie Augustyn (19:28.14/19th) and freshman Megan Schneider (19:44.48/20th).

The Owls will be back in action tomorrow, with field events starting at 9:00 a.m. and track events starting at 11:00 a.m. Follow all the action through the Fred Hardy Invitational website.

 
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