Jah-Nhai Perinchief Places 3rd In Triple Jump

February 10, 2019

Jah-Nhai Perinchief is literally leaping his way to success in Texas, as following his record setting high jump at a meet earlier this month, the Bermudian athlete recorded a huge heap in the triple jump to finish third in the Texas Tech Shootout.

He competes for Texas Tech, and the school’s report said, “Jah-Nhai Perinchief, who had not triple jumped since last February, turned in a monster 53′-9.75″ [16.40m] on his second jump – a mark that lands him second in the Big 12 behind teammate Odaine Lewis.”

“It was surprising to me,” Perinchief told Lubbock Online. “I’m still eager to want to go and jump more. It’s my first time jumping in a year, since my [hamstring] injury.” It felt smooth and felt easy. It’s the easiest I’ve felt triple jumping in my life, so I’m really happy with that. Coach Thomas is a good coach; I’ll say that.”

“I’ve always said to myself — I’ve never really had a season where I took triple jump fully serious — so I always said to myself, once I got into the right environment and actually start getting some reps in, I think I would jump pretty far,” he said.

The meet results [PDF here]:


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