EUGENE, Ore. – Charleston Southern senior E.J. Reddick finished 22nd in the triple jump in Friday evening's 2016 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Reddick jumped 15.05 meters and finished ahead of athletes from Arkansas and Kent State.
Texas A&M's Latario Collie captured the national championship with a jump of 16.97 meters. Florida's KeAndre Bates was his closest competitor, turning in an effort of 16.73 meters. The top eight finishers earned First Team All-American status.
Reddick advanced to nationals thanks to his career-best 15.91 meter jump two weeks ago at the NCAA East Regional. He was bidding to become the second Buc in three years to become an All-American. Braxton Drummond did so in the indoor and outdoor championships in 2014.
Drummond will compete in the U.S. Olympic Trials, also held at the University of Oregon's famed Hayward Field, from July 2-3.