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2012-2013 Women's Track Roster


France Makabu

Class: JR
Position: Jumps
Height: 6-0
Previous School: Lycee Jaques Feyder/Milligan College
Hometown: Paris, France

2012-13
Indoor:
Was first in the triple jump at the Valentine Invitational (12.72m) and the Ed Temple Invitational (12.59m) … Took third at the Rod McCravy Memorial Invitational triple jump competition (12.65m), and on three other occasions, including the SBC Championships, where she jumped 40 feet, three and one-quarter inches.< br>

Outdoor: Jumped a career-best distance of 13.20 meters at the Sun Belt Championships Triple Jump finals, taking second in the event … Won the triple jump in her division at the Penn Relays, leaping 12.56 meters … Set a personal best in the long jump at the SBC Championships, where she hit 5.39 meters to finish 20th.

2011-12
Indoor: Captured a runner-up finish in the triple jump at the Sun Belt Championships with a season-best leap of 42-9.75 (13.05m) ... Placed 20th at the conference championships in the long jump competition, leaping 17-1.50 (5.22m) ... Won the triple jump title at the MT Christmas Invitational with a jump of 41-5.00 (12.62m) ... Posted a pair of runner-up finishes in the triple jump at the Valentine Invitational and MTSU Invitational ... Notched a personal-best long jump of 17-8.25 (5.39m) while placing third at the Valentine Invitational ... Accumulated a total of seven top-five finishes in the triple jump.

Outdoor: Claimed a third-place finish in the triple jump of the Sun Belt Championships with a leap of 41-2.50 (12.56m) ... Posted a personal-best triple jump while placing third at the Yellow Jacket Invitational, leaping 41-10.00 (12.75m) ... Recorded a season-best time of 1:07.41 while finishing 14th in the 400-meter hurdles at the Vanderbilt Invitational ... Finished third in the triple jump at the Penn Relays with a jump of 41-2.25 (12.55m) ... Notched a triple jump measuring 40-2.25 (12.25m) and finished 34th at the NCAA Regional ... Amassed seven top-five results in the triple jump.

2010-11
Indoor:
Placed fourth in the triple jump at the Sun Belt Indoor Championships, marking 40-9.5 (12.42m) ... Also ran with the 4x400-meter relay team in a seventh-place effort ... Set a career-best mark of 41-5.25 (12.63m) in the triple jump, placing second at the MT Valentine Invitational ... Took third overall in the triple jump at the MT Christmas Invitational with a leap of 41-1.25 (12.50m) ... Ran a career-best time of 58.76 seconds in the 400-meter dash at the Rod McCravy Memorial in a 28th-place effort.

Outdoor: Fifth-place finish in the triple jump at the Sun Belt Outdoor Championships, marking 40-9.5 (12.43m) ... Also came in 17th in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:09.43 at the Championships ... Won the triple jump with a season-best mark of 41-0.25 (12.50m) at the Vanderbilt Invitational ... Took second in the triple jump with a leap of 40-11.5 (12.48m) at the Boston-Moon Invitational ... Came in second in the triple jump with a mark of 40-2.25 (12.25m) at the Yellow Jacket Invitational ... Won the high jump competition at the France 2011 Under-23 Nationals with lifetime personal record of 12.96m.

High School/Previous College: Competed in track & field under head coach Joel Hegesippe at Lycee Jaques Feyder ... Spent one season on track & field team at Milligan College.

Personal: France Makabu ... Born January 6, 1990 ... Daughter of Makanda and Beatrice Makabu ... Majoring in business administration.