Carlson places 11th in long jumpWhitney Carlson came up just short of All-American honors on Saturday at the NCAA championships in Eugene, Ore.
Whitney Carlson came up just short of All-American honors on Saturday at the NCAA championships in Eugene, Ore.
Carlson, a Buchanan native, finished 11th in the long jump with a mark of 20-feet 3 3/4 inches. The top 10 earn All-American honors.
UTEP’s Blessing Okagbare won the long jump with a leap of 22-3 1/2.
Carlson holds the NDSU record of 21-1 1/2 in the event.
Carlson competed in Day 1 of the heptathlon on Wednesday, but did not finish.
Teammate Heather Zander also competed in the heptathlon and placed 10th overall with a score of 5,427 points. The Mandan native became just the second NDSU athlete to earn All-American honors since the school moved to Division I.
— Sun Staff