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Thomas Finishes Sixth at World University Games

Shanieka Thomas finished sixth in the triple jump at the World University Games.
Shanieka Thomas finished sixth in the triple jump at the World University Games.

July 11, 2013

KAZAN, Russia -

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San Diego State junior Shanieka Thomas finished sixth in the final of the triple jump at the World University Games Thursday in Kazan, Russia.

Thomas, who advanced to the 12-entrant final with a leap of 44-06.75 (13.58m) in the qualification rounds on Tuesday, posted a best mark of 44-04.75 (13.53m) on her first jump of the day into a headwind. Thomas followed with marks of 42-11.75 (13.10m), 43-03.75 (13.20m), 44-02.50 (13.47m), 43-10.50 (13.37m) and 43-04.50 (13.22m).

Russia's Ekaterina Koneva won the event with a jump of 48-07.50 (14.82m), while Poland's Anna Jagaciak (46-07.50 (14.21m)) and Romania's Carmen Cristina Toma (46-04.75 (14.14m)) rounded out the top three.

Thomas finished her 2013 outdoor season with triple jump titles at the NCAA Championships (46-04.75), NCAA West Prelims (46-02.00), Mountain West Championships (46-05.25) and Penn Relays (44-08.00). In the indoor campaign, Thomas was runner-up at the NCAA Championships (45-05.25), and claimed titles at the Mountain West Championships (43-09.00), Don Kirby Elite Invitational (46-02.50), New Mexico Classic (44-04.00) and Cherry & Silver Invitational (44-02.50).

World University Games
Kazan, Russia
July 11, 2013

Triple Jump (final) (out of 12 qualifiers)
1. Ekaterina Koneva (Russia) - 48-07.50 (14.82m)
2. Anna Jagaciak (Poland) - 46-07.50 (14.21m)
3. Carmen Cristina Toma (Romania) - 46-04.75 (14.14m)
4. Irina Ektova (Kazakhstan) - 46-04.25 (14.13m)
5. Alsu Murtazina (Russia) - 45-07.75 (13.91m)
6. Shanieka Thomas (Jamaica) - 44-04.75 (13.53m)