www.athleticshour.com | Jeff Hammond | Carolina Challenge | Long Jump | Ghana Athletics | Coppin State University | School Record |
Jeff Hammond has broken Coppin State Universitys’ Long Jump Record in 7.65m to win the Carolina Challenge on Saturday, 22nd January 2022. Jeff last year joined the Coppin State University from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and he has since become a gem in his indoor season just after a few months joining them.
On Saturday, 15th January, he competed in three separate events at the HBCU Battle Indoor Meet; 60 Meters Dash, Long Jump, and 4 × 400 Metre Relay. He won the men’s Long Jump in a leap of 7.34m and place third in 60m dash in heat 3.
He has tremendously increased his pace and jumped 7.65m to break the 12-year Coppin State School Record. He was a phenomenal athlete back in Ghana and never lost any championships during his reign. The old Coppin State School Record was held by Brandon Miles and was set on 2nd December 2010. (24-3.50)
First attempt – 7.49m
Second attempt – 7.65m
Third attempt – 7.52m
Fourth attempt – FOUL
Fifth and sixth attempts – ND
“Congrats to @coppinTrack Jeff Hammond on winning the long jump at the Carolina Challenge with a school-record leap of 7.65m (25′ 1.”) He now ranks 10th nationally in the event,” Coppin Sports wrote on their official Twitter handle.
— Athletics Hour (@AthleticsHour) January 22, 2022
Jeff is now a few metres behind the Ghana National Long Jump Record. The Ghana National Long Jump Record holder is Ignisious Gaisah in 8.36m. He set it on 2nd February 2006 at Globen Galen Indoor Meet in Stockholm, Sweden.
- Jeff Hammond – 7.65m (Coppin State Record)
- Isaiah Holmes – 7.61m
- Russell Robison – 7.61m
- Kevin Snyder – 7.50m
- Cameron O’Neal – 7.44m
- Christian Lewis – 7.13m
- Tyrell Johnson – 7.01m