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Postwaite Wins NCAA D-II Triple Jump Championship

Postwaite Wins NCAA D-II Triple Jump Championship

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Senior Joe Postwaite (Rochester, N.Y./Gates Chili) became the second national champion in Storm history Saturday (March 14) when he captured the 2015 NCAA Division-II Triple Jump National Championship.

Postwaite joins Jamil Dudley, who won two high jump championships, as the only national champions since the Storm joined NCAA Division-II.

In his third attempt, Postwaite jumped a season-best distance of 15.52 meters (50'11") to win his flight.  In the finals, Postwaite's distance held up as the top mark to capture the title. The next closest distance to Postwaite was Texas A&M University-Commerce's Devontae Steele who jumped 15.47 meters (50'9.25").

For Postwaite, it is his fifth overall All-American honors over the course of the indoor and outdoor seasons in his career.  Last indoor season, Postwaite finished second. 

Postwaite will have a chance to become a two-time champion during the Storm's outdoor season.

Nadia Lee (Tucker, Ga./Tucker) and Destiny Prusky (Newton Falls, Ohio/Newton Falls) also competed at the Championships Saturday.

Lee finished 17th in the women's triple jump.  Her best jump of 11.88 meters (38'11.75") came on her third attempt.  This was Lee's first appearance at the Indoor Championships and second trip to nationals overall. 

Prusky finished 12th in the high jump.  She successfully cleared the initial height of 1.63 meters (5'4.25") on her first attempt.  At the next height of 1.68 meters (5'6"), Pursky was successfully able to clear on her third attempt.   However, she was unable to clear the third height of 1.73 meters (5'8").