TSUSports.com: Williams Punches Ticket To NCAA Championships


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Texas Southern triple jumper Chad Williams earned his first-ever appearance in the NCAA National Championship after finishing in the top 12 on Friday.

Williams jumped 51-1/4 feet on his first attempt and had to sweat it out from there as his final two attempts were fouls. The Kingston, Jamaica native also posted a personal best im the event as he surpassed the 51-foot mark for the first time ever.

The finals will take place in Austin, Texas on the University of Texas campus Friday, June 9 at 8:10 p.m.

Freshman Turey Stoudemire also wrapped up his first appearance in the regional as he jumped 6-8 1/4 feet in the high jump. He cleared the first two marks but needed to jump 6-10 to continue on.

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