New Orleans, La. --- The San José State women’s track and field team has all three jump groups ranked in the top-25 of the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) after two weeks of indoor season.
After Nicole Iloanya’s victory last weekend at the Air Force Invitational the Spartan triple jump squad is up to second in the country. The long jump group is currently fifth in the nation and SJSU high jumpers are ranked 23rd.
“The rankings are pretty cool,” said Director of Track & Field Jeff Petersmeyer. “It shows you what a talented group we have here at San José State. Also, it shows that you don’t have to attend a “Power-Five” school to compete well against the best of the best. There are a lot of quality mid-major programs out there.”
The Spartans have posted multiple career-bests in all three jumps throughout the first two weeks of the season. Destiny Longmire’s long jump distance of 6.24 meters is the new SJSU school record, ranked first in the Mountain West and stands 11th in the nation.
Iloanya also owns a top mark in the Mountain West for a triple jump distance of 12.69 meters. Both Kolbi Sims and Natalie Gutierrez have had marks of 1.69 meters this season to lead the group of Spartan high jumpers.
Longmire and Sims will be active for San José State this Friday at the Mountain T’s Invitational in Flagstaff, Ariz. Live Statistics for the meet are available here: http://live.wingfootfinish.com/180202MtTsInvite/