Florida’s Marquis Dendy Delivers And Wins Men’s Long Jump For Florida

  • submit to reddit

by LetsRun.com
June 12, 2014

Eugene, Oregon — Today Florida junior Marquis Dendy won the men’s long jump at the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field with a jump of 8.00m (26’3″) to give the Gator 10 key points in the team competition.

We caught up with Dendy after the competition. Dendy, the 2013 NCAA indoor champ, was obviously pleased to be the winner, but he was particularly happy considering the fact he’d never even scored before at NCAA outdoors in either the long jump or triple jump. The inconsistent Dendy, who was only 10th at SECs outdoors this year and 16th at NCAA indoors, didn’t even make it to the final round of NCAA outdoors in the long jump last year.

Dendy dominated the competition which was held in cool 60 degree conditions. He actually had three jumps that were better than anyone else in the field. His 7.74 (25-4¾ ) opening mark would have been good enough to win as Long Beach State junior Willie Alexander went 7.73 (25-4½ ) for second, but Dendy kept jumping all the way to the end as he wanted to hit the 7.98 m needed for auto qualification to USAs.

Results below. *Full Flight Series Here.

PlaceAthleteAffiliationBest MarkFlight (Pl)
1Marquis DendyJRFlorida8.00m (26-3 )-0.91 (1)
2Willie AlexanderSOLong Beach St.7.73m (25-4½ )+0.71 (2)
3Raymond HiggsSRArkansas7.68m (25-2½ )+1.21 (3)
4Laderrick WardJRSIU-Edwardsville7.56m (24-9¾ )+1.91 (4)
5Braxton DrummondJRCharleston Southern7.55m (24-9¼ )+0.71 (5)
6Devin FieldSOKansas State7.48m (24-6½ )+0.51 (6)
7Corey CrawfordJRRutgers7.47m (24-6¼ )-2.42 (1)
8Patrick RaedlerSRNebraska7.42m (24-4¼ )-0.52 (3)
9Roelf PienaarFRArkansas State7.41m (24-3¾ )-1.22 (2)
10Hammed SulemanSRCalifornia7.35m (24-1½ )-0.82 (4)
11Paul MadzivireJRFlorida State7.35m (24-1½ )-1.12 (5)
12Tyler SteppSREast Tenn. St.7.35m (24-1½ )-1.92 (6)
13Ryan BillianBuffalo7.32m (24-¼ )+0.11 (7)
14Ted HooperSRUC Riverside7.30m (23-11½ )-2.72 (7)
15Anthony MaySRArkansas7.27m (23-10¼ )-0.11 (8)
16Cameron HudsonSOEast Carolina7.26m (23-10 )-2.22 (8)
17Olabanji AsekunJRTexas A&M7.20m (23-7½ )+0.51 (9)
18Josh McCullanSOAlabama7.17m (23-6¼ )-2.51 (10)
19Kenneth FisherFRBethune-Cookman7.15m (23-5½ )+0.42 (9)
20Jonathan AddisonSONorth Carolina St.7.07m (23-2½ )-3.62 (10)
21Elbert MaxwellVillanova6.99m (22-11¼ )-1.92 (11)
22Jarvis GotchJRLouisiana Tech6.98m (22-10¾ )+0.71 (11)
23Jamal PedenSRStephen F. Austin6.67m (21-10¾ )-1.02 (12)
Trevor FergusonJROregonF1

 


Like LetsRun.com on Facebook!