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.
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
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1:19 p.m. - Women's 5,000m final - Chelsea Ley, Kathleen Stevens
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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