Sunday, February 13, 2011

Domike Shatters Triple Jump Mark at Arkansas

Nigeria and University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) triple jumper Nkeiruka Domike during the weekend posted the 19th-best jump in the world this year and shattered her own Division II-leading mark on day two of the prestigious Tyson Invitational at Arkansas on Saturday.
Domike, in a duel with Florida State's Kimberly Williams in an invitation-only running of the event, posted a jump of 45-1 3/4 on her fifth jump of the day.  That was more than 20 inches farther that her previous mark which also led the nation and the longest jump in D-II history.  She now leads all Division II jumpers by nearly five feet.  Domike is the defending national champion in the triple jump indoors.
Williams won the event with a leap that was four inches farther.  Domike was second.  The meet features almost exclusively Division I athletes.
It would be recalled that Nkeiruka was recently named the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) women’s track and field student-athlete of the week where she continues her dominance in the triple jump, resetting her own school record in the event in her first time out this season.

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