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    HBCU long jumper qualifies for NCAA National Championships

    By HBCU Gameday Newswire,

    26 days ago

    Courtesy of Curt Ford/Grambling State Athletics

    LEXINGTON, Ky. | HBCU long jumper James “Jet” Brown continued his magical season for Grambling State, advancing to the 2024 NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore. with a strong performance in the NCAA East Regional on Wednesday evening.

    James “Jet” Brown used a jump of 7.61m in the men’s long jump to clinch sixth place and punch his ticket to nationals.

    The redshirt senior from Riverdale, Ga. highlighted an HBCU track and field season that saw him claim the 2024 indoor and outdoor SWAC Titles. He set the SWAC indoor record with a leap of 7.53m.

    “I’m extremely proud of the work Jet and Coach Lattin have done this season,” said Coach LaMonte Vaughn Jr. “Their consistency all season has led to this breakthrough for this young man and our program. Coach Lattin has shown himself to be one of the best young jump coaches in this country with his crew of jumpers. What this means for the future of our program is immeasurable. Young people can do more than dream big here, they can live, study, and compete big here.”

    Lawrence Lambert also represented Grambling State in the NCAA East Regional, leaping 7.04m

    On the women’s side, Jaime Richardson looks to secure her spot in nationals on Friday when she competes in the high jump.

    Info on 2024 NCAA outdoor track and field championships

    The 2024 NCAA outdoor track and field championships are from Wednesday, June 5 through Saturday, June 8. Both the men’s and women’s championships are held simultaneously.

    The event will be held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. It will be the 15th time the outdoor championships have been held in Oregon and the first time since 2022.

    The 2024 DI men’s and women’s outdoor track and field final site selections will be announced on Tuesday, May 28.

    The top 48 declared student-athletes will be accepted into the first-round competitions for each individual event. The top 24 declared relay teams will be accepted into the first-round competitions for each relay event.

    The post HBCU long jumper qualifies for NCAA National Championships appeared first on HBCU Gameday .

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