Nambawa rounds out NCAA Field

Senior to compete in Eugene in hopes of fourth career All-American honor

May 29, 2010 · Christian Lemon

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Middle Tennessee senior Sarah Nambawa placed third in the triple jump at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field East Preliminary Rounds on Saturday. The Uganda native is the last Blue Raider athlete to qualify for the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene.

Nambawa's mark of 44-3.5 (13.5m) is the longest of her season and qualifies her for the NCAA Finals in two weeks. She joins Brittany Cox, Nyeisha Wright, Zamzam Sangau and Stanley Gbagbeke as Middle Tennessee athletes to qualify for the final rounds of the 2010 NCAA competition.

Cox attempted to qualify for the finals in the hammer throw on Saturday. The senior placed 13th in the event and was the first athlete to be left out of the finals. She qualified in the shot put on Thursday.

Men's middle distance runner Festus Chemaoi placed 23rd in the 1,500 meters in a time of 3:59.78.

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