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2009-2010 Women's Track Roster


Sarah Nambawa

Class: SR
Position: Jumps
Height: 5-5
Previous School: Ndejje Univ.
Hometown: Kampala, Uganda

2009-10
Indoor:
Only competed in one meet because of a knee injury ... Ranked seventh in the NCAA and earned an NCAA Automatic qualifying mark of 44-3 (13.48m) in the triple jump at the MT Christmas Invitational ... Also broke a school record in the long jump with a leap of 20-10.5 (6.36m), the 13th longest in the NCAA, at the MT Christmas Invitational.
Outdoor: Runner-up in the triple jump at the 2010 NCAA Track and Field Championships with a mark of 44-9.75 (13.66m) ... Gold medal winner in triple jump at the 2010 Sun Belt Championships with a leap of 43-4.25 (13.21m); also placed fourth in the long jump with a leap of 19-9.75 (6.04m) ... Placed third in the triple jump at the NCAA East Region Preliminaries with a mark of 44-3.5 (13.50m) ... Won the long and triple jump at the Boston-Moon Classic with respective marks of 19-11.5 (6.08m) and 41-8 (12.70m).

2008-09
XC:
Placed 57th at the Sun Belt Conference Championships 5K in 22:25.51...Finished 215th at the Memphis Twilight Classic 5K in 26:35.20.
Indoor: Earned indoor All-American honor for the second straight year and set school records in both long and triple jump...Ranked second in the nation on the NCAA descending order list in the triple jump with a mark of 44-8.25 (13.62m) and 12th in the long jump with a jump of 20-10 (6.35m)...Voted Most Outstanding Field Performer at the Sun Belt Championships winning the triple jump and taking second in the long jump...Remained undefeated in the triple jump through eight weeks before placing second at the NCAA Indoor Championships to Florida State's Kimberly Williams...Won the triple jump with a provisional mark of 42-11.75 (13.10m) and placed second in the long jump (19-6.75 [5.97m]), and ran the 800 placing 16th in a time of 2:25.16 at the Sun Belt Championships...Finished second in the triple jump (44-4 [13.51m]) and 10th in the long jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships....Earned two NCAA automatic qualifiers and set two Middle Tennessee record winning both the long jump (20-10 [6.35m]) and triple jump (44-8.25[13.62m]), and finished third in the 800 meters at the MT Valentine Invitational...Earned an NCAA automatic qualifier and won the triple jump with a leap of 43-10.25 (13.36m) and won the long jump jumping 19-9.25 (6.03m), and ran on the third place finishing 4x400m relay team at the MT Christmas Invitational...Won both the long and triple jumps with marks of 19-3.25 (5.87m) and 42-0 (12.80m) at the Ed Temple Classic...Earned an NCAA provisional mark winning the triple jump recording a 43-3.25 (13.19m) jump and took sixth in the long jump with a leap of 18-8 (5.69m) at the Kentucky Invitational...Finished second in the 400 meters in 58.01 at the Blue Raider Invitational...Won both the long jump (19-04.75), triple jump (43-03.25) and finished sixth in the 200 meters at the Middle Tennessee Classic...Earned an NCAA provisional mark of 42-8 (13.00m) winning the triple jump also placed sixth in the long jump with a mark of 18-9 (5.71m) at the Rod McCravy Memorial.
Outdoor: Placed third in the nation at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the triple jump with a leap of 45-3 (13.79m) earning All American honors, finished 23rd in the nation in the long jump with a leap of 18-8 (5.69m)...Was named Most Outstanding Field Athlete at the Sun Belt Championships also earning All Sun Belt honors in the long jump (20-10 [6.35m]), triple jump (44-11.75 [13.71m]) and 4x400 meter relay (3:46.28) winning all three events with NCAA Regional Qualifying standards...Won the triple jump with a leap of 43-7.25 (13.29m) and placed second in the long jump 19-6.25 (5.95m) at the Tiger Track Classic...Came in second in the triple jump in 42-0 (12.8m) and 14th in the long jump with a leap of 18-4 (5.59m) and placed second in the 4x200 meter relay in 1:38.77 and fourth in the 4x100 meter relay in 46.34 at the Sea Rays Relays...Came in second with the 4x400 meter relay team in 3:40.73 and seventh in the long jump in 19-4.75 (5.91m) at the Georgia Tech Invitational...Placed fourth in the triple jump 43-1 (13.13m) at the Penn Relays, also placed 19th in the 4x200 meter relay in 1:37.4, 26th in the 4x400 meter relay in 3:50.41, and 39th in the 4x100 meter relay 47.88.

2007-08
XC:
Participated in four events, finishing 56th at UTC Powerade Invitational in 13:58 (2 miles) and 82nd at Old Timers Classic in 22:18.10 (5K).
Indoor: Earned All-America honors in triple jump and broke school-record in same event ... Ranked 4th in the nation on the NCAA descending Order List in triple jump with mark of 44-8.25 ... Voted Most Outstanding Field Performer at the Sun Belt Championships after winning triple jump and placing second in long jump ... Won triple jump with personal-best and NCAA provisional mark of 42-11.5, placed second in long jump (18-4.75) and second in 400-meters in 56.05 at MT Christmas Invitational ... Won triple jump with PR and NCAA mark of 43-1.75, finished seventh in long jump (18-1) and also seventh in 400 in 56.67 at Kentucky Invitational ... Won triple jump (41-7), finished third in 400 in 57.19 and member of winning mile relay (3:49.77) at Blue Raider Invitational ... Won 400 in 56.42, placed second in long jump (18-3.75) and third in 200-meters in 25.37 at Middle Tennessee Classic ... Finished third in triple jump (40-9.5), fifth in long jump with personal-best mark of 18-7.25 and 19th in 200 in PR of 25.10 at Rod McCravy Memorial ... Won long jump with another PR of 19-0 and also won triple jump (42-3) as well as placing sixth in 200 in 25.17 at MT Valentine Invitational ... Broke school-record win winning triple jump (44-8.25), placed second in long jump with another PR (19-7.5), finished eighth in 400 in 56.79 and member of second-place mile relay (3:48.25) at Sun Belt Championships ... Placed eighth in triple jump (43-10.5) at NCAA Championships, earning first career All-America honor.
Outdoor: Became the first Blue Raider female to participate in the NCAA Championships since 2004 after winning triple jump at NCAA Mideast Regional ... Ranked 39th in the nation on the NCAA descending Order List with mark of 20-5.25 and 10th in triple jump with mark of 44-4 ... Voted Most Outstanding Field Performer at the Sun Belt Championships after winning triple jump and placing second in long jump ... Also placed eighth in 400-meters and member of fourth-place 4x100-meter relay, compiling 20 points ... Won long jump (19-1.5) and triple jump (42-5.5) and member of winning 4x400-meter relay (3:52.71) at Clemson Relays ... Placed third in long jump (19-0) and triple jump (42-0) at Tiger Track Classic ... Finished fourth in triple jump (41-7.25) and 13th in long jump (19-1.25) and member of eighth-place DMR (12:44.24) at Sea Ray Relays ... Won triple jump (43-1.5) with NCAA qualifying mark and placed third in long jump (19-6) at Vanderbilt Invitational ... Won triple jump with school-record 44-2 and placed second in long jump with mark of 20-5.25, both NCAA qualifying marks ... Her long jump mark was the third best in school history ... Also placed eighth in 400 and member of fourth-place 4x100-meter relay (46.27) ... Won triple jump with wind-aided mark of 44-5.5 but also posted legal mark of 44-4, another school-record, at NCAA Mideast Regional ... Placed 21st in long jump (19-0.75) at NCAA Mideast Regional ... Posted mark of 43-1.5 in preliminaries and finished 12th overall with mark of 42-2.25 at NCAA Championships.

2006-07
Indoor:
Placed third in triple jump with mark of 39-7.5, second in 800-meters in 2:24.93 and member of winning mile relay (3:53.15) at Blue Raider Invitational ... Finished seventh in long jump with mark of 17-1.25, fifth in triple jump (38-2.75) and sixth in 600-meters in 1:39.46 at Carle-Health Alliance Invitational ... Came in sixth in triple jump (38-0.75) at Indiana Relays ... Finished second in triple jump with personal-best mark of 39-10 and also second in 800 (2:19.44) at MT Valentine Invitational ... Placed third in triple jump (39-7.25), second in 800 (2:17.86) and member of fourth-place 4x400-meter relay (3:53.07) at Sun Belt Championships.
Outdoor: Placed 14th in personal-best 18-5.25 in long jump, second in PR of 41-7.75 in triple jump, sixth in PR of 56.11 in 400-meters and member of school-record and NCAA regional qualifying 4x400-meter relay (3:38.12) at Alabama Relays ... Finished eighth in personal-best 55.61 in 400 and member of second-place 4x400 relay (3:41.95) at Yellowjacket Invitational ... Member of second-place 4x200-meter relay (1:40.26) at Texas Relays ... Placed seventh in triple jump (40-0.75) and member of fifth-place 4x200 (1:37.98) at Sea Ray Relays ... Won triple jump with personal-best mark of 41-10.75, placed fourth in long jump with PR of 18-7 and was seventh in 800-meters in personal-best 2:12.11 at Vanderbilt Invitational ... Member of second-place 4x400 relay (3:39.23) at Penn Relays ... Placed ninth in triple jump with mark of 39-0.25 at SBC Championships and 13th with mark of 41-2.25 at NCAA Mideast Regional.

High School: Attended Masindi Academy for coach Pkanya Patrick ... Posted times of 57.26 in 400-meters, 2:13 in 800-meters, 17-3 in long jump, and 37-10 in triple jump ... Also attended Ndejje University for one year.

Personal: Sarah Nambawa ... Daughter of Kalanda Paul and Namutebi Immaculate ... Born September 23, 1985 ... Majoring in Liberal Studies.