June 12, 2010
EUGENE, Ore. - Cal State Northridge junior Reindell Cole earned All-American honors for the second time after finishing third in the men's long jump Saturday at the NCAA Outdoor Championships at Hayward Field.
After jumping 25-4.50 (7.73) on his first attempt and fouling on his second attempt, Cole jumped 25-11 (7.90) on his third try to claim third place and earn the Northridge men six points in the championships. His distance matches his 2010 season best.
Cole, the 2008 NCAA Indoor long jump champion, finished 10th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships as a freshman in 2008 and did not place at last season's championship after three straight fouls.
On Friday, Robert Robinson wrapped up competition in the decathlon as he placed 18th with 7,148 points.
The day began well for Robinson as he finished second to eventual champion Ashton Eaton in the 110 meter hurdles. Robinson ran 14.35 to grab second place and open the final day with 930 points.
But an ensuing 13th place finish in the discus (125-9), a 17th place finish in the pole vault (14-1.25), a 22nd place finish in the javelin (146-3) and a 21st place finish in the 1,500 meters (5:04.05) dropped the senior from 12th to 18th place.
- GO MATADORS -