Kate Hall Wins Long Jump National Title

Kate Hall Wins Long Jump National Title

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Former Lake Region star Kate Hall won the NCAA D1 Women's long jump national title jumping a collegiate personal best of 22-1 on her first attempt of the competition. In the process she broke her own Georgia school record.

Hall, a redshirt freshman entered the meet as one of the favorites to win the title after winning the East Regional two weeks ago with a then University of Georgia school record of 21-11. The 22-1 mark was into a headwind of -0.6, making it even more impressive. The distance moves Hall to 6th best on the all-time NCAA D1 list.

Hall and teammate Keturah Orji scored 18 points which will help the Bulldogs in the team competition, they are expected to contend for the runner-up trophy.

Kate earned her second All-American honors of the 2016-17 season, she finished fourth at the Indoor National Championship in March.

The 22-1 is just off her high school national record and personal best of 22-5. More importantly the mark is a world championship qualifier, so if Hall makes the US team she will be able to compete in London in August.

Top 8 finishers