Double success in triple jump

Senior LaQuita Brazil posted a personal-best leap and sophomore Jordan Helgren put up her best mark of the season to grab a pair of top-10 finishes in the women's triple jump Saturday afternoon at the Drake Relays.

Brazil had the top mark in her flight with her lifetime-best effort of 40 feet, 7 3/4 inches, but she narrowly missed out on a spot in the finals. The performance moved her up to No. 8 on the Badgers' all-time list in the event.

Helgren did advance to the finals and posted her best attempt of the day on her third and final jump of the trials. She leapt a season-best 41-4 1/2, a mark she did not improve on in the finals, but one that was good enough for seventh place overall.

Freshman Andrea Geubell of Kansas had the winning mark with a leap of 43-11 1/4.

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