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Wright, Edem compete at Penn Relays

Jumpers capture second, third in long jump

April 26, 2012 · Athletic Communications

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- Middle Tennessee women’s long jumpers Nyeisha Wright and Euphemia Edem collected top-five finishes in the women’s long jump competition on Thursday afternoon at the Penn Relays.

Wright leaped 20 feet, 0.25 inches (6.10 meters) to place second while Edem followed with a third-place finish with a jump measuring 19-9.75 (6.04m).

The top-five finish is the sixth such result of the outdoor season for Wright and is also a season-best in the event for the senior from Colorado Springs, Colo. Edem’s jump is a personal-best for the senior. The third-place finish meanwhile is her fourth top-10 finish of her season.

Middle Tennessee will continue competing in the Penn Relays on Friday as Blue Raiders will take part in various sprints, jumps and relay events.

Complete information on the 2012 Penn Relays can be found here. A schedule of events with participating Blue Raiders meanwhile can be viewed here.

Results of the meets will be posted on the teams’ Facebook and Twitter pages at the end of each day of competition with a full recap and results also available on GoBlueRaiders.com.

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