Allen Simms Wins Triple Jump At U.S. Indoor Track And Field Championships

Feb. 28, 2004

Roxbury, Mass. - USC junior Allen Simms jumped 55-4 3/4 on Saturday to win the triple jump at the 2004 U.S. Indoor Track and Field Championships held at Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center.

Simms, who won the NCAA indoor triple jump title in 2003, earned a spot on the U.S. team at the 2004 World Indoor Championships to be held in Budapest, Hungary, on March 5-7.

LaMark Carter was second at 54-1 (he'll also head to the Worlds), followed by Melvin Lister at 53-5.

Originally from Greenbelt, MD, Simms transferred to USC from George Mason University last season and quickly established himself as one of the top horizontal jumpers in Trojan history. Last season, he became the first USC jumper since Luther Hayes in 1961 to earn All-American honors in both the long and triple jumps at the NCAA outdoor championships, as well as the first-ever winner of the NCAA indoor triple jump title. Besides holding the school and conference record in the triple, he is also fourth on the school list in the long jump with a mark of 26-3 3/4.

Heading into his junior season, he is ranked fourth in the U.S. and 15th in the World in the triple jump and is a prime candidate to represent America at the Athens Olympics.

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