Spartans Earn Five Championship Bids After NCAA West First Round


Emilia Sjostrand qualified for the NCAA Championships in the Women's Triple Jump to lead San José State in the final day of competition at the NCAA West First Round in Sacramento State's Hornet Stadium.

  • Sjostrand finished third in the Women's Triple Jump to qualify for the NCAA Championships with a top mark of 13.67m (44'10.25"). The jump was the third-best in school history, and Sjostrand's only other jump on the day of 13.64m (44'9") is good for fourth-best.
  • Victoria Agyin became the second-ranked school record holder in the Women's Triple Jump with her mark of 13.24m (43'5.25"). She placed thirteenth in the overall competition, narrowly missing a top-12 qualifying spot at the NCAA Championships.
  • Gabby Spencer, Sophie Liao, Sharli'e McCuller and Eve Divinity set the new school record in the Women's 400m Relay with a time of 43.23 seconds.
  • On the first day, Ajamu Reed's best mark of 7.68m (25'2.5") was the seventh-best in the Men's Long Jump. Two of Reed's three jumps would have been good enough to qualify, with him jumping a distance of 7.64m (25'0.75') as well.
  • Also on the first day, Fabio Hessling qualified with the twelfth-best mark overall in the Men's Hammer Throw of 67.99m (223'0").
  • Eve Divinity and Sjostrand both submitted top marks of 6.21m (20'4.5") in the Women's Long Jump on the second day to place ninth and tenth respectively (difference on wind assistance). Divinity and Sjostrand will join teammates Reed and Hessling in representing SJSU in the field events.

UP NEXT: Qualifying Spartans will travel to Austin, Texas to compete in their respective events for a shot at an NCAA Championship title.