NEW YORK--University Place resident Andrea Geubelle (left/photo by Paul Merca) came oh-so-close to the 22-foot mark as the University of Kansas senior soared to a personal best of 21-11 1/2 (6.69m) at the 12th annual Armory Collegiate Invitational at the Armory Track & Field Center.
Geubelle entered the day boasting marks in the triple jump and long jump that each ranked in the top-five in the nation. She had no hesitations in again moving up the national lists, something she had done on three separate occasions already this season. Geubelle looked strong from the start Friday, twice improving on her season's best mark in the first round of jumps and entered the finals in first with her leap of 6.35 meters (20-10 ft.).
Geubelle struck gold on her fifth trip down the runway, soaring to a mark that measured out to 6.69 meters (21-11.5 ft.).
She topped the NCAA's previous top 2013 mark by almost a foot and now holds the sixth-best long jump mark in the world this year.
In Moscow, Idaho, Washington State senior Cindy Robinson won a pair of races Friday night as Cougars captured eight wins at the 37th Annual Vandal Indoor meet at the University of Idaho Kibbie Dome.
Robinson won the women's 60m dash in a time of 7.65 seconds, and then came back later in the evening and won the 200m dash in a lifetime-best time of 24.38 seconds. Also running PRs in the 200m were Bria'una Watley (25.01 - third), Christiana Ekelem (25.31 - fourth), and Holly DeHart (25.52 - fifth).
On the men's side, Greg Hornsby led a first-through-third WSU finish in the 60m dash. Hornsby ran a time of 6.86, followed by Trevor Rogers' 6.91, equaling his PR time, and Andre McBride's 7.00 after clocking in a prelim time of 6.95, equaling his PR. McBride returned to the track to win the 200m dash in a PR time of 21.68. Terrance Chambers finished third with a PR time of 22.08.
Former Cougar Joe Abbott, running unattached, won the men's 800m race with a time of 1:47.24, reported as the second-fastest time this year nationally as of this date.
In Albuquerque, Washington's Kasen Williams finished fifth in the long jump at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
His one fair jump in the third round measured out at 23-1 1/4 (7.04m), as he fouled his other five jumps.
The Huskies' Julian Bardwell was seventh with a best of 22-4 1/2 (6.82m), while Kasen Covington was 11th with a best of 22-3 (6.78m).
All three Huskies will contest the triple jump Saturday.
NOTE: The University of Kansas, Washington State University, and the University of New Mexico contributed to this report.