Women’s Long Jump Finals – Saturday, 11:00am
Women’s Triple Jump Finals – Sunday, 11:30am
Nadia Eke of Columbia seeks to defend her titles in both the long jump and triple jump. She currently holds the lead in the season rankings in both events with an indoor PR in the long jump (19-00.75) and a career best (third Heps all-time) in the triple jump (43-02.5). Her teammates Anna Williams and Adefunke Sonaike, the only other returning scorers from 2014, will also be looking to score points in both events, continuing a streak of strong Columbia presence in the horizontal jumps.
Standing between Eke and Williams right now on the long jump performance list are Amaris Kobolak of Penn with an indoor PR (18-09.75) and Sara Ronde of Princeton with a career best (18-07.25). Penn freshman teammate Emily Jiang could be in scoring position as well, taking some big points for Penn from the event.
In the triple jump, Eke leads the field by over 3.5’ with a mark that stands sixth in the nation. Still, look for Dartmouth’s Molly Shapiro to break up the Columbia top three, as she has seen huge career bests this season (39-07.75). O’Sha Williams (Brown – 38-06.75) and Gaynelle Boham (Cornell – 38-06.25) are not far behind, each with PR performances as well.
– Susan Rodriguez, Columbia ’13)