July 12, 2012
BARCELONA, Spain - Thea LaFond, a rising sophomore at the University of Maryland, finished 19th in the women's triple jump qualifying rounds at the IAAF World Junior Championships.
LaFond had a mark of 41 feet, 6-1/2 inches in the qualifying rounds and did not move on as one of the top 12 athletes to the final. LaFond was competing for her native country of Dominica and qualified for the World Juniors after finishing second at the Central America, Carribean Championships.
She already ranks second on Maryland's all-time list in the women's triple jump. Her mark at the World Juniors was the fifth time she has gone better than 41 feet this season.
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