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CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE - 2013
Jory Rucker finished fifth in the long jump at the Big West Championships (May 11) ... posted a best leap of 23-7.50 (7.20) during the championships ... season and career-best 23-11.75 (7.31) came on his first attempt at the Adidas/Steve Scott Invitational (Apr. 28) where he finished third. INDOOR SEASON: qualified for the long jump at the MPSF Championships (Mar. 22-23) where he finished 15th with a personal-best of 22-6.50 (6.87) ... was one of three CSUN men named to the 2013 MPSF All-Academic Team
Rucker was in the final of the long jump at the Big West Championships for the second straight season ... wound up 13th with a best mark of 21-10.75 (6.67) which came on his second attempt ... season-best of 22-0.75 (6.72) came at the Tiny Lister Classic (Apr. 7) where he placed eighth out of 28 long jumpers. INDOOR SEASON: had an indoor-best long jump of 22-0.75 (6.72) at the Great Dane Classic in Armory, NY (Jan. 20).
Qualified for the Big West Championships in the long jump in his first season at Cal State Northridge ... posted a CSUN season and meet-best 23-5.25 (7.14) in the final to finish fourth among 16 jumpers ... also jumped 22-7.25 (6.89) to finish second at the Cal State LA Twilight Open. INDOOR SEASON: placed 16th in the long jump at the MPSF Indoor Championships after jumping 22-4.25 (6.81) which was his indoor season-best.
FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL
Competed in track, football and basketball at Franklin High School in Elk Grove, Calif. ... earned All-Delta Valley League honors in the long jump as a junior and senior ... was also an all-league cornerback for the Wildcats football team ... won a pair of JV basketball championships in 2006-07 and 2007-08 ... also earned Scholar-Athlete and Honor Roll recognition ... graduated in 2010 with a 3.47 grade point average.
Born September 6, 1992 in Sacramento, Calif. ... mother is Tina Wells and stepfather is Derrick Wells ... has one sister, Madisyn ... his uncle Leroy Wardell played professional football for the Washington Redskins and another uncle Rosevelt Wardell played for the University of Illinois ... was also recruited by UC Davis, Sacramento State and Air Force ... favorites include actors Denzel Washington and Will Smith and YouTube ... says "competing and having fun" is the best thing about being an athlete while "working out when you don't feel like it" is the toughest ... enjoys watching TV in his spare time ... major is Psychology.
OUTDOOR CAREER BESTS
Long Jump: 23-11.75 (7.31) - Adidas/Steve Scott Invitational (4/28/13)
INDOOR CAREER BESTS
Long Jump: 22-6.50 (6.87) - MPSF Championships (3/23/13)