Sloan Wins Triple Jump At NACAC U23 Championships In El Salvador

    July 17, 2016

    USC athletes won three golds and two silver medals at the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC) U23 Championships in San Salvador, El Salvador which concluded today (July 17).

    Eric Sloan won the men’s triple jump with a best leap of 53-0.00/16.15m (+0.0) which came in his fifth attempt today. He advanced to the finals with a best jump of 51-8.50/15.76m (-0.4), nearly a three-inch advantage over Lathone Collie of the Bahamas. Collie took the lead temporarily in his fifth jump with a mark of 51-10.00, but Sloan responded with his gold-medal-winning jump in the same round.

    Jaide Stepter ran the second leg for USA’s 4x400m which took the gold today with a time of 3:28.45. That time was more than a 3.5 seconds faster than the second-place team Jamaica.

    Stepter also earned a silver medal in the women’s 400m race, running 52.51 in the final on July 16. The winner Chrisann Gordon of Jamaica won with a NACAC U23 record time of 51.02. Stepter advanced to the final by running 52.44 in the prelims on July 15, third-best among the qualifiers.

    Also on July 16, Deanna Hill ran the third leg for USA’s winning 4x100m relay which earn gold by running 42,93. That time set a NACAC U23 record, beating the previous record of 43.07 set in 2010.

    Tera Novy placed second in the women’s discus throw on July 15 with a best mark of 182-9 (55.70m).