Dual Triple Jump Success for Monash University at Nationals!

The two best triple jumpers in Oceania are Monash University students! The Australian National Track and Field Championships were held this month in Sydney, with some outstanding results.

Nneka Okpala

Nneka Okpala won the Australian National Triple Jump Championship in resounding form with a jump of 13.91m.

Nneka graduated from Monash University with a Masters of International Health at the end of last year and was our 2015 Female Athlete of the Year.

She is the New Zealand National Record Holder and is ranked 10th in the world currently.

With her sights set firmly on a Rio 2016 Olympic qualifier, this championship was a great step. 

Meggan O'Riley
Current Bachelor of Nutrition Science student Meggan O'Riley also had an amazing tournament.

Meggan took out the Australian Women's National Triple Jump Title, after finishing second behind the New Zealand national Nneka.

Meggan's jump of 13.42m ranks her fifth in the All Time Australian Rankings, and 35th in the world currently.

Congratulations to both athletes on their incredible success! #MonashPride

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