Sakari Famous Finishes 15th In NCAA Final

June 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

Bermuda’s Sakari Famous finished 15th in the high jump final at the 2022 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Oregon today [June 11] and became the first female high jump All-American for her University.

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Famous — the Bermuda national record holder — competes for the McNeese State University in Louisiana, and qualified for the U.S. nationals in the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Bloomington, Indiana two weeks ago.

She is also the record holder for her University, having broken the record three times this season.

Her school’s report said, “McNeese’s Sakari Famous earned second team All-American status here Saturday, becoming the first McNeese female All-American High jumper after placing 15th at the 2022 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

“The McNeese and Bermuda National record holder cleared her first two heights but failed to clear the height of 5′-10 ¾” after three attempts, still solidifying her place as an All-American.”

“What a way to finish the season with a trip to the NCAA’s at historic Hayward Field on the campus of Oregon. It was an unprecedented season of first times with the SLC indoor and outdoor titles and now our first female high jump All-American,” Coach Brendon Gilroy said.

Video of Famous being introduced, with Bermuda getting a mention

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