Freshman Willie Alexander finished 19th overall to earn honorable mention All-America status in the long jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
June 6, 2013
EUGENE, Ore. - Freshman Willie Alexander (Fresno, Calif.) finished 19th overall to earn honorable mention All-America status in the men's long jump at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships Thursday at Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon.
Alexander started Flight 2 with a strong mark of 24-03.75. He was able to better that distance on his third attempt at 24-04.25, but it was not enough to move on to the finals (top-9). Alexander finished 10th in his flight and 19th overall.
Alexander wrapped up one of the most decorated freshman campaigns in 49er history. In addition to being an All-American, he was named the Big West Men's Freshman Athlete of the Year after earning all-conference honors in two events. At the Big West Championships, Alexander was the runner-up in the triple jump (52-02.75) and third in the long jump (24-07.25). Both marks were personal bests at the time and his distance in the triple jump ranks sixth in school history.
Two weeks later, Alexander notched another personal record in the long jump with a leap of 24-11.25 at the NCAA West Preliminaries to punch his ticket to the national championships. He also competed in the triple jump at the NCAA West Regional meet.
Alexander was one of just four freshmen in a field of 24 for the men's long jump at the NCAA Championships. He was also the first freshman on the 49er men's team to qualify for the national meet in 24th-year head coach Andy Sythe's tenure (since 1990).
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