COLLEGE STATION – Jamaican senior Clive Pullen who jumped his way back onto the top of the triple jump podium, earning the second NCAA national title of his career, helped Arkansas to fifth place at the NCAA Indoor Championships on Saturday (11 March) in College Station, Texas.
Following an unsuccessful defense of his Southeastern Conference title Pullen remained firm in his faith, putting his full trust in the guidance of assistant coach Travis Geopfert.
Pullen opened the event with a major board, marking 16.82m/55-2 1/4 on his first attempt which eclipsed the previous first-round best by over two-feet. While that jump held as the best of the day Pullen went ahead and strengthened his triple jump stronghold, improving by one and half inches with a leap of 16.86m/55-3 3/4 in the sixth and final round.
The Jamaican Olympian is the sixth Razorback to ever win two (or more)-consecutive triple jump NCAA indoor titles, joining the elite ranks of Mike Conley (’83-85), Edrick Floreal (’89-90), Erick Walder (’92-94), Robert Howard (’96-98) and Melvin Lister (’99-00).