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Jamaican Jordan Scott recorded his second personal best in successive weeks when he leaped to 16.44 metres (+1.3m/s) to win the Men Triple Jump at the Virginia Challenge yesterday.
The University of Virginia freshman jumps from 11th to second on the NCAA season rankings with the effort, which ranks sixth in school history.
Scott hit the mark on his fourth attempt after not registering a mark on his first three attempts before finishing with 15.54m. He finished ahead of Nigeria’s Olumide Olamigoke Jr (16.29m) and well ahead of his closest collegiate competitor Aaron Worrell (15.72m).
Just last week the former Campion College standout smashed a 45 years old UVA freshman record (16.01m) with his previous best of 16.34m to win the event at the 90th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in his NCAA outdoor debut.
The mark ranked No.1 nationally in the NCAA at the time and surpassed his previous best of 16.01m set at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in 2016.
The 19 year old has enjoyed a great start to his collegiate career so far, winning the ACC triple jump title and making the finals at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships finishing 10th.
He has jumped 16.36m indoors this season.
Scott was a finalist in the triple jump at the 2016 IAAF World Under-20 Championships for and the 2014 Youth Olympic Games for Jamaica.