CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia Jordan Scott’s ACC triple jump win was safe after round 3, where he jumped a collegiate-leading 56-½ (17.08) PR. The Virginia junior, winner of the NCAA Indoor crown, was not done.
After solid leaps in rounds 4 and 5, he unleashed a mighty 57-0 (17.37) on his closing effort. Boosted by a 2.6 breeze, it was to be his only windy jump of the day. It made him the No. 10 collegian ever in all conditions. “To lead the country is amazing in itself,” the 21-year-old Jamaican told the Charlottesville Daily Progress. “To get to 57-feet is amazing as well. Honestly, now it’s just going back to the drawing board. My jump isn’t perfect. There’s stuff I still need to fix.”
Scott had earlier won the long jump with 7.83m.