GENESEO, N.Y. – Recent SUNY Geneseo graduate Alex Wandy will compete at the 2017 USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships, qualifying in the triple jump after ranking among the top-16 competitors in the entire nation this spring.
Wandy will travel to California next Thursday (June 22) for the meet, hosted at Sacramento State's Hornet Stadium. The women's triple jump is scheduled to commence at 9:20 PM ET. The meet is slated to be broadcast on NBC Sports Network.
Wandy swept national championships in the triple jump at the 2017 NCAA Division III Indoor and Outdoor Championships this past year, including the second-longest jump (13.00m, 42'8") in Division III history in winning her outdoor title. She became only the second triple jumper in Division III history to hit the 13-meter plateau and was the first since McMurray's Darcell Edwards set the Division III record (13.45m/44'2") in 2004.
Last week, she extended her personal-best effort (13.18m/43'3") in finishing first at the USATF Club Championships at New York City's Icahn Stadium to qualify for next week's national championships.
Wandy ended her collegiate career as an eight-time All-American and a three-time national champion after also winning the long jump at the indoor championships this past winter.
Up to three individuals that compete in each event at USATF Nationals will also be invited to compete at the 2017 IAAF World Championships, based on qualifying. The World Championships will be held in London, U.K. from August 4-13.