Kalilwa Wins Second Title at N.E. Division III Championships
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- University of Southern Maine women's track and field junior standout Adela Kalilwa (Lewiston, Maine) won her second title in as many days, winning the triple jump at the New England Division III Championships held Friday and Saturday at Williams College.
Kalilwa posted her winning mark of 11.89 meters (39-0¼) in the fifth round of jumps. Kalilwa, who fouled on her first two attempts, took the lead in the competition with her jump of 11.80 meters (38-8¾) in the third round.
On Friday, Kalilwa won the long jump. She took the lead in that competition on her first-round jump with a mark of 5.66 meters (18-7). In the fifth round of jumps, Kalilwa broke the school record with her winning mark of 5.82 meters (19-1¼). The previous record of 5.71 meters (18-9) was set by Hannah Wiley at the 2012 NCAA Division III Championships.
With her sweep of the horizontal jumps this weekend, Kalilwa has moved up in the national rankings to fourth in the long jump and eighth in the triple jump.
Freshman Mykayla Hoggard (Bangor, Maine) also scored in the long jump with her seventh-place finish. Hoggard had a jump of 5.24 meters (17-2 ¼) in the second round.
Kalilwa and Hoggard accounted for the Huskies total of 22 points to finish 14th among 34 scoring teams in the final team standings.
Qualified competitors will travel to Southern Connecticut State University next Friday and Saturday for the NEICAAA New England Outdoor Championships.