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Gittens claims 2nd in women’s long jump at NCAA Outdoor Championships

A&M's Tyra Gittens claims the silver medal at the 2021 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
A&M's Tyra Gittens claims the silver medal at the 2021 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships(Darryl Bruffett)
Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 8:39 PM CDT
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EUGENE, Oregon -- Texas A&M’s Tyra Gittens finished 2nd in the long jump at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field after a jump of 21′ 11″ on her final attempt Thursday evening. Gittens was 3/4″ out of first place, which was claimed byTexas’ Tara Davis who won the event with a mark of 21′ 11 3/4″.

Deborah Acquah came in 7th place with a jump of 20′ 11 3/4″ With A&M’s 2nd and 7th place finishes in the event they accumulated 10 points in the women’s team standings.

A&M Consolidated product Jasmyn Steels, representing Northwestern State, came in 22nd place with a distance of 19′ 8″.