Jazzelena Black surges to top of rankings in triple jump

For her world-class performance in the triple jump this weekend, Jazzelena Black is this week’s Collegian Sports Athlete of the Week.

 A senior from Oxnard, California, she earned her second career Summit League Outdoor Track and Field Women’s Athlete of the Week. Black competed at the Texas State Bobcat Invitational in the long jump and triple jump events.

 In the triple jump, after marking 43 feet 9.75 inches, Black is ranked No. 1 both collegiately and in The Summit League. The mark is also currently ranked No. 20 in the world in the event.

 Black also placed second in the long jump with a distance of 18 feet 11.75 inches, ranking her first in The Summit League by more than two and a half feet.

 Black and the Jackrabbits will be at the Nebraska Invitational this weekend before heading to California for the Mt. Sac Relays next week.