Clemson sophomore Chris McBride posted a 7.71m long jump at the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., on Wednesday evening, earning a fifth-place finish. It marked the highest finish in the long jump ever recorded by a Clemson athlete.
McBride's leap of 25-feet, 3.5 inches marks the eighth time this season he surpassed the 25-foot mark, a distance only achieved by two previous Clemson athletes. He posted four event victories in the long jump, and set a new school record with a 7.90m (25' 11”) jump at LSU in April.
Also closing out their 2017 campaigns in the NCAA Championships on Wednesday were sophomore John Lewis in the 800m (1:47.21) and junior Deron Gordon in the 400 meter hurdles (53.23). Clemson's men's 4x400 team placed fifth in their semifinal running a 3:07.66.
The women's team begins action on Thursday with Torie Robinson (100M), Sabria Hadley (200M), Grace Barnett (1500M), and Markeeta Thomas (400M Hurdles), along with the 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams, looking to secure spots in Saturday finals.