March 9, 2012
NAMPA, Idaho -- Washington State University's Stephan Scott-Ellis finished 13th in the men's long jump at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships Friday night. The national DI meet is being contested at the Jacksons Indoor Track at the Idaho Center in Nampa, Idaho.
Scott-Ellis, a junior from Tacoma, entered the competition with the sixth-best long jump mark nationally of 25-feet, 5 1/4 inches (7.75m). He finished 13th after a first attempt of 23-5 1/4 (7.14m), fouled his second attempt and then reached a distance of 23-1 3/4 (7.05m). Scott-Ellis won the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation long jump with the 25-5 1/4 leap, a personal-record and the 10th-best mark in WSU history, last month in Seattle.
Sophomore Kendall Spencer from the University of New Mexico won the men's long jump title with a leap of 26-3 1/2 (8.01m).
Scott-Ellis will compete in the men's triple jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships Saturday night. His PR in the triple jump of 52-5 1/4 (15.98m) was recorded this year in Pullman and is ranked 10th-best nationally. Scott-Ellis won the Pac-10 triple jump title last May.
To see the results from all the first day events at the NCAA Indoor Championships go to http://www.flashresults.com/2012_Meets/indoor/03-09-NCAA/Day1.htm.