GoBlueRaiders.com THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS

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.

Follow the Blue Raider track and field teams on Twitter @MTTrackField and on Facebook at the MT Track & Field page. Also, stay up-to-date on the teams on the new Track & Field Notebook, which can be found here as well as linked on the Track & Field page on GoBlueRaiders.com.

Friend of the Blue Raiders? Like us on Facebook and become part of the True Blue army today.