ATLANTA — For the second time in as many seasons, Georgia State triple jumper Angelia Nugent will compete in the NCAA Outdoor Track and field national championship meet on June 6-9 in Des Moines, Iowa.
A senior from Paterson, New Jersey, Nugent looks to cap an impressive four-year career that places her among the best female jumpers to ever compete for the Panthers’ track and field team.
Her accolades include being a six-time All-CAA competitor, four-time conference champion and one of just three GSU student-athletes to make multiple appearances in the national championship.
To earn a spot in the national meet, Nugent broke her own school record by jumping 13m (42’ 8”) at the NCAA East Regional meet on May 24-26. The mark placed her 11th of 48 competitors, with the top dozen advancing to the national meet.
At the CAA Championship, Nugent successfully defended her conference title in the triple jump with an effort of 12.54m (41’ 1.75”). She was just one of three Panthers to earn a trip to Regionals in 2012 along with teammates Tamara Moore (100m hurdles) and Charlesha Lightbourne (200m).
At last season's’ NCAA national championship, Nugent finished 19th after posting a mark of 12.42m (40’ 9”).
That finish placed her just three spots outside of being named an All-American, an honor awarded to the top 16 competitors at the meet. Georgia State track and field has never before had a student-athlete make either All-American team.
The women’s triple jump will be contested at 10 a.m. on Sat., June 9 on the campus of Drake University.