Monday, June 13, 2016

Morgan State Jailah Mason Finishes 11th At NCAA Championship; Olympic Trials Are Next

EUGENE, Oregon -- The 2016 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships came to an end on Saturday at historic Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon, and Morgan State's Jailah Mason would finish tied for 11th-place in the high jump.

Mason, who was making her second straight NCAA Outdoor appearance and third consecutive NCAA championship run, would end up jumping a height of 5'10" (1.78m) to finish in a four-way tie for 11th-place. She would fail to clear the ensuing height of 5'11.50" (1.82m) to end her championship run.

A native of Sterling, Mich., Mason, who entered the championships ranked seventh in the nation, would earn second-team All-American honors for her efforts. Earlier this season she placed seventh during at the indoor championship and took home first-team All-American accolades.

Despite the collegiate season coming to a close, Mason's sophomore season has yet to end. In less than three weeks, Mason will return to Oregon and Hayward Field to compete in the USA Olympic team trials scheduled for July 1-10.

Mason achieved the Olympic qualifying standard (1.85m) earlie
r this year when she jumped 1.86m (6'1.25") at the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Indoor championships to set both a new school and MEAC high jump record.



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