Jumping In the Rain

Harvard senior Efe Uwaifo finished his collegiate career with his best showing at the NCAA Championships yesterday.  He finished 15th overall in the triple jump with a wind-aided distance of 51-04 1/4, securing Second-Team All-American honors.  The distance came on his second attempt of the meet, where he had to jump under cool, rainy, and windy conditions.  Uwaifo earned Honorable Mention honors his freshman outdoor season with a 24th place showing at the NCAA Championships.

Uwaifo was the only HepsNation athlete to compete on Friday, wrapping up the men’s portion of the competition.  Today will conclude the women’s competition, where we will see five Heps athletes compete: Brown senior Shanelle DeJournett in the high jump; Harvard senior Nikki Okwelogu in the discus throw; Harvard senior Jade Miller in the 400m hurdles; Harvard sophomore Gabrielle Thomas in the 200m; and Columbia senior Natalie Tanner in the 5,000m.  Heps action will start at 6:05pm ET with the discus throw and high jump, while the Heps track action will start around 7:57pm ET and conclude around 9pm ET.

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