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Kinston’s Wilkins places 18th in triple jump at NCAA East Prelims

Niejel Wilkins - ECU and Kinston Track and Field
Niejel Wilkins - ECU and Kinston Track and Field(ECU Athletics)
Updated: May. 28, 2021 at 9:43 PM EDT
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (ECU) – Ryan Davis and Niejel Wilkins took their chances at qualifying for the NCAA Outdoor Championships Friday, competing in the discus and triple jump at the NCAA East Preliminary inside Hodges Stadium.

Davis, who is headed to the national meet in the hammer, finished 23rd in the discus with a mark of 53.39 meters. He won the American Athletic Conference title in the discus just two weeks ago in Tampa.

Kinston native Niejel Wilkins ended up placing 18th in the triple jump, producing a mark of 15.63 meters. It was his second-longest effort of the campaign behind a 15.70-meter performance at the AAC Outdoor Championships.

Up Next: Brooke Stith challenges the field in the triple jump Saturday. The event is scheduled for a 3:15 p.m. start.

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