Freshman Erica McLain Sets School Record In Victory At Penn Relays
April 29, 2005
Philadelphia, Pa - Stanford freshman sensation Erica McLain easily broke the longtime school record in winning the triple jump on Friday at the Penn Relays.
McLain set the new record with a leap of 43-9 1/4 (13.34m). Gisele Oliveira of Clemson finished second at 43-5 1/4 (13.24m). The old record was 43-4 1/2 (13.22m) by Jackie Edwards in 1992.
McClain had earlier this year jumped 44-4 (13.51m) at the Texas Relays (4/9/05) but that effort was not considered a school record because it was wind-aided. Last week at The Big Meet (4/23/05), McLain jumped a previous career-best 42-9 (113.03m).
During the indoor season, McLain broke the school record with an effort 45-7 1/4 (13.90m). McLain finished second at the NCAA Indoor Championships to earn All-American honors.
Complete results can be found at www.thepennrelays.com
Triple Jump - 1. Erica McLain (Stanford) 43-9 1/4 (13.34m)