Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Holbrook, N.Y.
High School: Sachem North HS



2017 Outdoor: Competed at four events in the triple jump…finished in 3rd place clearing 11.34m at the Hopkins Invitational (4/14)…finished in 12th place jumping 11.76m at the Virginia Challenge (4/21-22)…placed 20th clearing 11.29m at the Big Ten Championships (5/12-14).

2017 Indoor: Competed at five events…member of 2nd place 4x400m relay team (3:48.50) and took 1st place in the triple jump clearing 11.72m at the Wagner Invitational (1/6)…finished in 13th in the long jump (5.12m) and 4th in the triple jump (11.75m) at the Nittany Lion Challenge (1/14)…finished 13th in the long jump (4.92m ) and the triple jump (11.62m) during the Terrapin Invitational (1/21)…took 8th place in the triple jump clearing 11.72m at the Penn State National (1/27-28)…finished 24th in the long jump (5.04m) and 19th in the triple jump (11.42m) at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational (2/3-4).

Before Maryland: Triple and long jumper at Sachem North High School…named All-League, All-County, All-State and All-Federation…won the New York State Championship in triple jump…selected Newsday First Team All-Long Island…posted school records in triple jump outdoor and indoor, long jump indoor and the 4x100m relay…lists personal bests of triple jump- 40’0”, long jump- 18’10”, 400m- 58.86, 200m- 26.5 and 100m- 12.6.

Personal: Daughter of Lena Blackall…sister of John…majoring in kinesiology…wants to be a coach one day…favorite pregame meal is greek yogurt with granola…was also recruited by Albany, Penn State, West Point, Iowa State and Nebraska…came to Maryland because she fell in love with it and the challenge it presented. 

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