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Golden finishes eighth; Earns first team All-American honors

Hammond places 10th for second team honors

March 15, 2014 · @MTAthletics

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Cordairo Golden and India Hammond placed eighth and 10th in the men's and women's triple jump to conclude the Middle Tennessee athletes at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships.

Golden leaped to his second best distance of the season, jumping 15.80-meters to first team All-American honors. His best distance of the indoor season came at the C-USA Indoor Championships were he hit 16.02-meters for second behind UTEP's Mark Jackson. Jackson finished second (16.38m), while Felix Obi (16.59m) from Baylor took home the first place crown.

Golden earns first team All-American honors for the second time in his career.  His first honors came after placing fourth in the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the triple jump June 5, 2013.

Hammond finished 10th (12.70m) for second team All-American honors, the first of her career. Her distance of 12.70-meters is the third best this season, narrowly missing her mark at the TSU Invite (12.73m) Feb. 1 and her first place finish at the Alex Wilson Invite (12.95m) Feb. 22. Shanieka Thomas from San Diego State placed first with a distance of 13.97-meters.

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