Van Vleck graduate wins national title in triple jump

May 26, 2013 at 12:26 a.m.

PUEBLO, Colo. - Texas A&M-Kingsville junior C.J. Griggs captured his second consecutive national title in the triple jump Saturday at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Griggs, a Van Vleck graduate, won the gold medal in the event with a jump of 52 feet, 5.25 inches.

Griggs' jump was almost seven inches farther than the second-place leap and just .75 inches off his personal best jump.



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