Golden, Makabu compete at NCAA Championships

Jumpers both place 14th in triple jump

March 10, 2012 · Athletic Communications

NAMPA, Idaho -- Middle Tennessee jumpers Cordairo Golden and France Makabu both came away with 14th-place finishes in the men’s and women’s triple jump events on Saturday night at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field National Championships.

Golden finished the men’s triple jump with a leap of 51 feet, 0.00 inches (15.54 meters). The performance closes out a spectacular season for the sophomore who was named Sun Belt Men’s Most Outstanding Field Performer. He captured two event titles at the conference championships and set personal-bests in four events this season.

Meanwhile Makabu recorded a measurement of 40-6.00 (12.34m) on Saturday, good enough for her 14th-place finish in the women’s event. She completed her indoor season with seven top-five finishes in the triple jump competition including setting her personal best at the Sun Belt Championships which earned her a spot in this weekend’s NCAA Championships.

This weekend’s performances closes out the 2012 Middle Tennessee indoor track & field season. The Blue Raiders will break next weekend before opening up their outdoor seasons on March 24 at the Vanderbilt Open in Nashville.

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