Kimberly Hammond Earns All-America Status in Long Jump, Places Seventh

Kimberly Hammond Earns All-America Status in Long Jump, Places Seventh

GENEVA, Ohio - Stevenson University women's track and field junior Kimberly Hammond became the first female All-American in program history as she placed seventh in the long jump at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championship at SPIRE Institute Thursday.

In the preliminary round, after fouling on her first jump attempt, Hammond posted a leap of 5.73 meters. She also fouled on her third and final attempt, but her effort was eighth after prelims, with nine qualifying for the final.  Her jump was tied with Avery Maillet of CCNY for seventh, with Maillet having the tiebreaker with her second-best jump of 5.60 meters.

In the first two rounds of the final, Hammond posted jumps of 5.44 and 5.26 meters, with Maillet recording a 5.69-meter mark on her second jump of the finals.  On her final jump, Hammond posted a leap of 5.70 meters to move ahead of Maillet for the second spot, as she fouled on her sixth and final attempt.

Lauren Wrensch of Wisconsin-Oshkosh won the women's long jump national championship with a jump of 6.07 meters.