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AgSouth Homegrown Athlete of the Week – Patricia Mamona

AgSouth Homegrown Athlete of the Week – Patricia Mamona

March 11, 2008

Patricia Mamona, Women’s Track & Field, Sophomore, Lisbon, Portugal

Mamona earned an official invitation to compete at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships on Friday and Saturday in Fayetteville, AR. The Lisbon, Portugal native enters the weekend’s competition ranked 11th on the NCAA Division I performance list in the triple jump. Her top mark of 43’7″ came in a runner-up, collegiate-best finish on Saturday at Virginia Tech’s Last Chance meet. It ranks as the second-best indoor triple jump mark in school history. She earned All-ACC honors in both the long jump and triple jump at the conference indoor meet just two weeks ago in Chapel Hill, NC.

Mamona will be the first student-athlete from Clemson to compete in the triple jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships since former Lady Tiger great Gisele Oliveira won the national crown in the event in 2005. In all, she is the fifth women’s track & field athlete from Clemson to compete at indoor nationals in the triple jump. Among the former Lady Tigers to compete in the event is current head coach Marcia Noad, formerly Marcia Fletcher, in 1991.