FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Freshman Dior Delophont concluded the indoor season on Saturday with a fifth-place finish in the triple jump to earn All-America status for the second time at the 2013 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by the University of Arkansas.
A night after taking fifth in the high jump, Delophont became the first Kent State athlete, male or female, to earn multiple All-America accolades at a single indoor national meet by finishing fifth again, this time in the triple jump.
Delophont jumped a personal-best distance of 43'-08.00" on Saturday, good for second in Kent State history. She recorded that mark on her first attempt of the event and was in second after the first round of jumps.
Andrea Geubelle of Kansas repeated as the NCAA champion in the triple jump with a mark of 46' 06.25".
As a team, the Golden Flashes totaled eight points on the women's side, placing them in a tie for 25th place.
Kent State will turn its attention to the 2013 outdoor season, which begins with the Raleigh Relays in Raleigh, N.C. on March 29-30.