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Robinson Places Sixth in Triple Jump at NCAA Championships


DES MOINES, Iowa-Senior Marcus Robinson (Richmond, Va.) broke the school record in the men's triple jump and finished sixth as the Virginia track and field program finished the third day of the NCAA Outdoor Championships at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday (June 8).

Robinson hit a mark of 16.46m (54' 0") on his sixth and final attempt to place sixth. He finished fifth in the event at the NCAA Indoor Championships in March.

"I knew I had it in me and even though I was a little forward on the jump, I was just happy to be a part of a great competition," said Robinson.

In the men's hammer throw, senior Vincenzo Chiariello (Staten Island, N.Y.) finished 19th in his first NCAA appearance. He hit a mark of 60.66m (199' 0") on his third and final attempt.

The NCAA Championships conclude Saturday (June 9). The action begins at 10 a.m.

Friday's Results
Men's Hammer Throw - Vincenzo Chiariello - 19th overall - 60.66m (199' 0")
Men's Triple Jump - Marcus Robinson - 6th overall - 16.46m (54' 0")*
* denotes school record

Saturday's Schedule
12:28 p.m. - Women's 1,500m final - Morgane Gay
1:19 p.m. - Women's 5,000m final - Chelsea Ley, Kathleen Stevens



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