Ding Wins Triple Jump at Charlie Thomas Invitational

Daisy Ding
Feb. 6, 2016

By Kenny Bybee (kab10@rice.edu)

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Rice junior Daisy Ding won the triple jump on her final attempt on the final day of the Charlie Thomas Invitational Saturday afternoon on the campus of Texas A&M.

Needing to beat 12.54m on her final attempt, Ding won gold with a jump of 12.74m (41-09.75) to defeat UTEP’s Nickevea Wilson. The victory was Ding’s second this season and fourth of her indoor career in the triple jump. Ding’s mark is now good enough for third in C-USA this season.

Other highlight performances from the Owls on Saturday included second place finishes by Cali Roper (3000m-9:39.41) and Belle MacFarlane (high jump-1.70m). Roper established a new indoor PR and was just three seconds off UTEP’s Winny Koech.

As a team the Owls placed sixth overall out of 12 teams with 52 scored points, finishing ahead of both Houston and TCU. 






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