Zacharias Arnos Earns All-American Honors in the Triple Jump
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Boise State track and field senior Zacharias Arnos gave an outstanding effort on Saturday afternoon (March 13) at the 2010 NCAA Division I National Indoor Track and Field Championships hosted by the University of Arkansas. Arnos had a near lifetime best in the triple jump, jumping 52-feet, 7.50-inches (16.04-meters) to help him to an eighth-place finish and earn his first All-American honor.
Arnos, who was one of 16 competitors in the event, recorded a jump of 52-feet, 4-inches (15.95-meters) in the first round of jumps. In the second and third rounds of the preliminary jumps, Arnos recorded fouls and had to wait through the second flight of preliminary jumps to affirm his advancement to the finals.
Including Arnos, four jumpers from the first flight advanced to the nine-man finals while five more were added from the second flight. Arnos opened up his final three jumps with a foul, but went on to post his the second-best mark of his career in his second jump of the finals. His third jump of finals and sixth jump of the day was a mark of 52-feet, 3.75-inches (15.94-meters).
Arnos' career-best mark of 52-feet, 7.75-inches (16.05-meters) was set just two weeks earlier at the Western Athletic Conference Championships. Arnos is a two-time qualifier for the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, but participated in his first-ever indoor championships on Saturday. His highest finish at any NCAA national meet prior to this season was a 22nd-place finish.
Arnos was the only competitor for Boise State at the 2010 NCAA Indoor Track and Field National Championships.
Florida sophomore Christian Taylor won the men's triple jump with a mark of 56-feet, 4.50-inches (17.18-meters).
Arnos will return to Boise and prepare with his teammates for the beginning of the 2010 outdoor track and field season. The outdoor season opens Mar. 26-27 when they head to Tempe, Ariz., to compete in the Arizona State Team Invitational.
Flash Results, Inc.
NCAA Division I 2010 Indoor Championship
Randal Tyson Track Complex -U of Arkansas
Fayetteville, Ar - 3/12/2010 to 3/13/2010
Event 14 Men Triple Jump
Two flights. Top 9 plus ties advance to a reverse-order Final.
Warm-ups: 15 minute specific for each flight & final if needed.
American: A 17.76m 2/27/1987 Mike Conley
Collegiate: C 17.50m 1/17/1986 Charlie Simpkins, Baptist
NCAA Meet: M 17.31m 3/13/1981 Keith Connor, Southern Methodist
Facility: F 17.26m 3/15/2003 Allen Simms, USC
Name Year School Finals Points
1 Christian Taylor SO Florida 17.18m 56-04.50 10
FOUL 16.72m 17.17m 17.18m FOUL FOUL
2 Zedric Thomas JR LSU 16.30m 53-05.75 8
16.07m 15.48m 16.30m 15.58m 16.15m 15.79m
3 Alphonso Jordan SR Georgia Tech 16.26m 53-04.25 6
16.26m FOUL 16.17m 16.03m FOUL 16.19m
4 Tyron Stewart JR Texas A&M 16.22m 53-02.75 5
FOUL FOUL 15.99m 16.22m FOUL FOUL
5 Zuheir Sharif SR Texas A&M 16.21m 53-02.25 4
16.21m 15.69m 15.89m 15.85m FOUL 15.78m
6 Kyron Foster SR Michigan State 16.21m 53-02.25 3
15.52m 16.21m FOUL 15.89m 15.77m 15.64m
7 Omar Craddock FR Florida 16.15m 53-00.00 2
16.15m FOUL 15.68m 15.46m 15.85m FOUL
8 Zacharias Arnos SR Boise State 16.04m 52-07.50 1
15.95m FOUL FOUL FOUL 16.04m 15.94m
9 Andre Black SR Louisville 15.81m 51-10.50
15.33m 15.81m FOUL FOUL 15.18m 15.23m
10 Hasheem Halim SO Virginia Tech 15.72m 51-07.00
13.23m 15.05m 15.72m
11 Julian Reid JR Texas A&M 15.68m 51-05.50
15.03m 15.68m 15.60m
12 Darrell Roddick SR Texas Tech 15.62m 51-03.00
15.33m FOUL 15.62m
13 Tarik Batchelor SO Arkansas 15.55m 51-00.25
FOUL FOUL 15.55m
14 Jeremiah James JR Wyoming 15.35m 50-04.50
15.35m FOUL 15.26m
15 Devon Bond JR UTSA 15.03m 49-03.75
15.03m 15.01m FOUL
16 Bryce Lamb FR Texas Tech 14.96m 49-01.00
FOUL FOUL 14.96m
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