Charisma Taylor continued her dominance this season, breaking her own school record in the triple jump outdoors with a leap of 13.48 meters (m) – 44’ 2-3/4” – to win that event at the Fresno State University West Coast Relays at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Fresno, California, on Friday.
Taylor was one of several Bahamians who performed at a high level on the collegiate stage this past weekend.
In addition to breaking the school record, the Washington State University (WSU) Cougars sophomore also broke the meet and stadium records. The previous meet record was 13.46m (44’ 2”), done by Sheila Hudson back in 1988. The stadium record was held by Ja’la Henderson – a mark of 13.37m (43’ 10-1/2”), done in 2018.
Taylor now has the eighth best mark in the triple jump this season in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I. She now has the fifth-best mark in the NCAA Division I West Region. The former Queen’s College athlete has the best mark in the Pac-12 Conference this season.
SOURCE: The Nassau Guardian