Spencer-Thompson Earns All-American Honors in Triple Jump On Day 3 At NBIN
Cayden Spencer-Thompson added to his outstanding weekend at the New Balance Indoor Nationals as the junior from Mattanawcook broke his own state record in the triple jump with his third round leap of 48-10 1/4. His mark was good enough to finish fourth overall to earn All-American honors in the event.
Spencer-Thompson who plays basketball in the winter has broken the state record in the event three separate times this winter despite only jumping in four meets. His previous best came at the USATF New England Championship at Harvard where he jumped 48-9.
Cayden was just .01m behind third place, and had all of his jumps over 47-1 inches on the day. To put that into perspective coming into the season the Maine all-time best in the event was 47-0 3/4.
1 Hogan, Jequan 18 Fountain, CO 15.10m 49-06.50 FOUL 14.72m FOUL 15.10m FOUL 15.04m 2 Ferguson, Treyvon 18 Hershey, PA J15.10m 49-06.50 FOUL 14.72m 15.10m 14.67m FOUL 14.37m 3 Snyder, Kevin 19 Arden, NC 14.90m 48-10.75 FOUL FOUL 14.90m FOUL FOUL 14.02m 4 Spencer-Thompson, Cayden 19 Lincoln, mai 14.89m 48-10.25 14.61m 14.49m 14.89m 14.87m 14.38m 14.67m 5 Hanna, Frederic 18 Roxboro, QC 14.77m 48-05.50 13.91m 14.48m 13.53m 14.15m 14.45m 14.77m 6 Davis, Jamar 18 Mebane, NC 14.59m 47-10.50 14.12m 14.59m FOUL 13.79m 14.04m FOUL 7 Cooper, Akeem 18 Philadelphia, PA 14.57m 47-09.75 14.57m 14.30m 14.43m FOUL 14.24m 14.25m 8 Willis, Jeremiah 19 Cicero, NY 14.47m 47-05.75 13.45m 14.47m 14.25m FOUL 13.22m 14.29m 9 Haddock, Eric 19 Raleigh, NC 14.37m 47-01.75 12.40m 13.92m 14.37m 10 Abeeb, Adedayo 18 Wallingford, PA 14.33m 47-00.25 14.16m 14.33m 14.22m
In the freshman boys mile Ben Greene of Falmouth lowered his personal best to 4:37.84 to finish 17th overall in the event. Greene ran in section 1 where he placed fifth entered the competition with a 4:40.32 best.