Jeff Hammond Wins First-Ever Long Jump MEAC Championship

Jeff Hammond Wins First-Ever Long Jump MEAC Championship

Jeff Hammond Wins First-Ever Long Jump MEAC Championship
Jeff Hammond Wins First-Ever Long Jump MEAC Championship. Pic Ā© Nick Sutton/MEAC

Ghanaian sensational long jumper Jeff Hammond has won his first-ever Mid-Eastern Athletic (MEAC) Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship.

On Monday afternoon at the Virginia Beach Sports Complex, Coppin State’s Jeff Hammond won the long jump in the MEAC Indoor Track & Field Championships.

A sophomore from Kumasi, Ghana, Hammond entered the conference championship ranked as the league’s top jumper and did not disappoint as his leap of 24′ 11″ on his third attempt was enough to take the gold. Hammond opened the day with a mark of 7.42m (24′ 4.25″) which put him in first.Ā  He upped his mark to 7.51m (24′ 7.75″) on his second jump before his winning attempt.

Ghanas’ Long Jumper Jeff Hammond Named MEAC Field Athlete of the Week

Since Steven Thomas won the hammer throw at the 2017 MEAC Outdoor Championships, Hammond is the only Coppin field athlete to win an event at a MEAC Championship. Since Shane Green won the triple leap at the 2014 Indoor Championship, he is the first Eagles jumper to win a conference title.

Leading Results

  1. Jeff Hammond – 7.59m
  2. Lamar Davis – 7.55m
  3. Kobe-Jordan Rhooms – 7.43m
  4. Joshua Peterson – 7.33m
  5. Derrick Robinson – 7.17m
  6. Erick Hill – 7.16m
  7. Isaac Haywood – 7.14m
  8. Rodric Cox-Cooper – 7.05m
  9. Jahlanhnee Watkins – 6.79m
  10. Jaelyn Blanc – 6.97m

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Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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