SHSU's Charles White 22nd at NCAA Men's Triple Jump

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Charles White finished 22nd in the 2013 NCAA men’s triple jump Saturday afternoon at the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field championships at historic Hayward Stadium in Eugene, Oregon.

White produced a mark of 50 feet, four and a half inches. The event winner was Omar Craddock of Florida with a triple jump of 55 feet, one and a half inches.

White and Bearkat decathlete Matt Johnson both return to Huntsville as NCAA All-America honorable mention selections with their top 24 finishes.

The runner-up at the Southland Conference in May, White earned his berth in the finals by placing 12th at the NCAA West Preliminary Round. His mark of 51 feet, 3.5 inches ranked No. 15 among the event’s 24 competitors coming into the NCAA.

The triple jump completes action for the Sam Houston track and field team this spring.

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