Winn Earns All-American Honors in Women's Long Jump


Winn Earns All-American Honors in Women's Long Jump
Cal Poly Pomona's Jasmine Winn jumped 18' 7″ to place third in the women's long jump during the NCAA Division II Track and Field National Championships at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut May 22, 2008.

Jasmine Winn (Pomona) put the Cal Poly Pomona women's team on the scoreboard Thursday as she gave the Broncos their first all-American honor at the NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Track and Field Championships, held at Mt. SAC's Hilmer Lodge Stadium.

Winn jumped 18 feet, 7 inches to finish third in the event. She earned her award on her fifth jump of the night.

“I just wanted to come out here and do my best because that's all you can do,” she said. “It was very exciting to compete here and finish on the medal stand.”

Kirbey Blackley of Findlay won the event with a leap of 20 feet, 1 ¾ inches.

The meet was delayed more than two hours due to a rare May rainstorm that hit most of Southern California.

The men's and women's hammer throwers were scheduled to compete on the opening day, but both events have been moved to Friday. The men will compete at 10:00 a.m., while the women will throw at 12 p.m.

Both the men and women crowned a pair of champions in the long jump and the 10,000 meters. Alaska-Anchorages David Registe won the long jump with a leap of 24 feet 8 ½ inches (7.53 meters). He won the meet going away as he also posted marks of 7.37 and 7.49 meters, which were the second and third best jumps of the meet.

Competing for Cal Poly Pomona on the opening day were sophomore Tokunbo Adeniji (Pomona), who competed in the 400.  She ran the event in 55.82 seconds.

Sophomore Jonathan Williams (Temecula) raced the 100 meters and finished in 10.75.

The 10,000-meter tandem of seniors Claudia Garcia and Adrienne Schcumm completed their Bronco careers late Friday night. Garcia (Whittier) finished 11th (36:27.04), while Schumm was 15th (37:25.33). The race finished around 11:30 p.m.

Friday's events included day two of the decathlon and heptathlon. The first running event was the women's 3,000 meters at 5:25 p.m.

For more Bronco sports information, visit http://www.dsa.cpp.edu/athletics/default.asp.