Clemson sophomore Chris McBride posted a 7.71m long jump at the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., on Wednesday evening, earning a fifth-place finish. It marked the highest finish in the long jump ever recorded by a Clemson athlete.
McBride’s leap of 25-feet, 3.5 inches marks the eighth time this season he surpassed the 25-foot mark, a distance only achieved by two previous Clemson athletes. He posted four event victories in the long jump, and set a new school record with a 7.90m (25′ 11”) jump at LSU in April.
Also closing out their 2017 campaigns in the NCAA Championships on Wednesday were sophomore John Lewis in the 800m (1:47.21) and junior Deron Gordon in the 400 meter hurdles (53.23). Clemson’s men’s 4×400 team placed fifth in their semifinal running a 3:07.66.
The women’s team begins action on Thursday with Torie Robinson (100M), Sabria Hadley (200M), Grace Barnett (1500M), and Markeeta Thomas (400M Hurdles), along with the 4×100 and 4×400 relay teams, looking to secure spots in Saturday finals.
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