NCAA Division III Championships
@ Illinois Wesleyan University
Freshman Andre Brown (Jamaica, NY/Waterford, West Indies) won the Division III NCAA Championship in the Long Jump competition with a leap of 23 feet 10 inches - 7.26 meters. Brown, who qualified for the NCAAs with a leap of 22 11 ¾ (7.00m), was the first Farmingdale State student-athlete in history to qualify for the Division III NCAAs and now becomes the first student-athlete at Farmingdale to win a Division III National Championship.
In the preliminary round in the midst of 11 other long jumpers, Andre jumped 6.81 meters (22 4 ¼) on his first attempt. He fouled on the 2nd jump and then jumped 6.95 meters (22 9 ¾) on his third attempt. The two jumps put him in fifth place with nine jumpers going into the finals.
In the Long Jump finals, Andres first attempt measured 7.09 meters (23 3 ¼), moving him into second place. His second jump, which would stand as the championship jump, measured at 7.26 meters (23 10), followed by a third jump of 7.10 meters (23 3 ½).
Brown edged out Tufts University sophomore Fred Jones, who saved his best for last at 7.24 meters (23 9) in his final jump of the day.