Golden Eagles garner NCAA qualifier
Como posts longest triple jump result of season thus far
CLAREMONT, Cal. -- A victory by Josh Como in the triple jump highlighted an outstanding performance for eighth-ranked Cal State Los Angeles at the Cal-Nevada Championships.
Como, in his first competition for Cal State L.A. this season, soared 54-1.25 feet in the triple jump to win the championship by almost five feet. Cal State L.A.'s men's team accumulated 66.50 points and finished sixth in the team competition behind five NCAA Division I programs.
Como's jump is an automatic NCAA Division II qualifying mark and is the No. 1 mark in the country. He had the top Division II mark in the triple jump last season as a junior and wound up finishing second in the nation at the NCAA Division II Championships.
He also established a new meet record, breaking the old mark of 53-4.25 set by Cal State L.A. Hall of Famer Jonathan Jordan in 1998.