Gbagbeke wins long jump at the Penn Relays

Gbagbeke's mark ranks third in the NCAA

April 23, 2010 · Christian Lemon

PHILADELPHIA - Middle Tennessee's Stanley Gbagbeke won the college men's long jump championships at the Penn Relays with a mark of 25-11 (7.9m) on Friday.

Gbagbeke's leap came on his final jump of the day and ranks third longest in the NCAA this season, second in the East Region. The Nigeria native out-threw Arkansas' Alain Bailey. Bailey holds the top NCAA mark in the event this season.

Sarah Nambawa placed fourth in the college women's triple jump championship with a leap of 41-10 (12.75m).

The men's 4x200 meter relay team of Greg Franklin, Curtis King, Robert Carter and Roscoe Payne took 12th of 69 teams in the Friday's preliminary round in a time of 1:25.12. Franklin, King and Carter teamed with Philip Tanner to run the 4x100 meter relay. The team placed 24th in 41.58.

The women's 4x200 meter relay team of Kiara Henry, Kortney Thurman, Nyeisha Wright and Cherice Robertson placed 28th in 1:39.59.

This concludes the team's action at the 2010 Penn Relays. Other members of the Blue Raider track and field team will compete at the WKU Invitational in Bowling Green, Ky., tomorrow. Full results and coverage will be available on GoBlueRaiders.com.

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