McDaniel's Maybank wins Div. III long jump

1st at school in 8 years to capture national title

College Track and Field

May 29, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

DECATUR, Ill. - McDaniel College sophomore Broderick Maybank (Eastern Tech) leaped 24 feet, 5 inches yesterday at Millikin University to win the NCAA Division III long jump title.

He is the first McDaniel athlete in eight years to win a national championship.

"I just hung it all out there," Maybank said. "I felt good in the run-through this morning. Everything just felt right on."

The Centennial Conference's long-jump champion cleared 24 feet by a quarter inch with his first jump of the day. The preliminary personal best was also a McDaniel College record by nearly four inches. The only jump that went farther than Maybank's in the preliminary flights was a 24- 3/4 effort by Lincoln University's Eric Ray.

Maybank and Ray watched as New Jersey City University's Hyron Griffith topped their preliminary marks in the finals, surpassing Ray by a full inch.

His effort was Maybank's catalyst.

His effort was 3 1/4 inches better than Griffith's 24-1 3/4 , and landed him 4 1/4 inches farther than the third-place finisher, Ray.

Maybank's leap brings McDaniel its first national title since Carl Von Tobel won the javelin competition at the 1996 outdoor championships. It also makes Maybank an All-American for the second time this academic year. The Baltimore native became the college's second indoor track All-American in the long jump, taking fifth this winter.

Maybank is the seventh athlete to win a national championship at McDaniel College.

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