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Nnoli grabs third in triple jump at State, earns All-American honors

Brian Nnoli turned in a season-best 14.53 meters (47-8) on his final jump to take third in the triple jump. (Photo by Scott Santella)
Brian Nnoli turned in a season-best 14.53 meters (47-8) on his final jump to take third in the triple jump. (Photo by Scott Santella)

Brian Nnoli saved his best for last on Saturday to take third place in the triple jump in the CCCAA State Track & Field Championships at Bakersfield College.

The freshman from San Marcos High leapt 14.53 meters (47-8) on his sixth and final attempt. It was his personal best and the No. 5 mark in SBCC history. He improved his PR, soaring 1½ feet beyond his Southern Cal jump from last week.

Nnoli earned All-American honors as one of the top four finishers. Joshua Taylor of East Los Angeles won the TJ at 14.79m.

Ethan Westemeier, a freshman for SBCC, placed ninth with a leap of 14.00m (45-11¼). He reached 14 meters for the second time in eight days and missed his PR by a quarter-inch.

Mt. San Antonio won its 10th state title and third in the last four years with a record 160 points. Riverside was second (122) and Sequoias took third with 95.