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TF2k23: College Review

Jordahl-Henry, Robinson & Griffith

By Winners OnlyPublished 8 months ago Updated 8 months ago 2 min read
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Anna, Jamie & Charity

This summer we will celebrate some of our favorite athletes in the world of collegiate track and field during the 2023 indoor and outdoor track and field seasons.

Anna Jordahl-Henry - Columbia

A native of Wellesley, Mass., Anna Jordahl-Henry used the 2023 season to continue her decorated career at Columbia. Before closing her season at the NCAA East Preliminary Round, she earned a third place medal in the high jump at the Ivy League outdoor meet. That followed her successful indoor season of two runner-up finishes of at the Ivy League Heptagonal Indoor Championships and the Indoor IC4A/ECAC meet.

In two previous efforts at the IC4A/ECAC indoor meet, Jordahl-Henry has won gold in 2020 and silver in 2022. As a freshman during the 2020 season, she earned her lone Ivy League championship in indoor competition, jumping a career best 1.79 meters.

In high school at Wellesley, Jordahl-Henry won Massachusetts state titles as a sprinter and in the high jump. She was named Athlete of the Year by the Boston Sunday Globe in 2019.

Jaimie Robinson - Ohio State

After stints at Alabama and Oregon, Jaimie Robinson closed her collegiate career at Ohio State. The All-American triple jumper is the daughter of former NBA number one draft selection, Glenn Robinson, who was an All-Star and NBA Champ.

Robinson made a name for herself, especially during her first season as a Buckeye in 2022. She grabbed conference championships in the triple jump at the Big Ten indoor and outdoor championships. This year, Robinson added to her medal count with two silver medals in the triple jump at the indoor and outdoor conference meets. She also recorded a career best sixth place finish in the long jump during outdoor season.

Robinson made her third appearance at the NCAA Outdoor Championships where she placed a career best ninth. She previously competed at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in 2022 for Ohio State and 2018 for Alabama.

Robinson leaves Ohio State with the school's all-time best outdoor triple jump record of 13.60 meters, which she recorded at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in 2022.

Prior to her collegiate career Robinson earned a silver medal at the Pan American U20 Championships in the triple jump.

Charity Griffith - Ball State

When athletes from the Mid-American Conference compete at the NCAA Championships, they're usually honored just to make it that far. Ball State's Charity Griffith wasn't a stranger to the meet. She'd competed at either the indoor and outdoor NCAA Championships a combined three times previously as either a jumper, a multievent competitor or both.

Last year, Griffith placed fifth in the high jump at the NCAA Outdoor championships. The Rushville, Indiana native who has overcome bruised heels and a meniscus tear showed up at this year's championship meet and won it all. The back-to-back Mid-American Conference high jump champ jumped a career best 1.93 meters to win the NCAA gold in her final meet as a Ball State Cardinal just over one week ahead of her 22nd birthday.

Griffith, a six-time All-American, followed that with an announcement that she'd be transferring to compete in the SEC for Kentucky.

Check out the previous issues of the TF2k23: College Review, featuring Gianna Bullock of Oregon, Yanique Dayle of Ohio State, Kennedy Brace of Miami, Taylor Beard of Cincinnati, Nicole Sreenan of Tennessee, Natalea Hillen of Point Park, Chante Clinkscale of Auburn, Kilani Harvey of Eastern Michigan & Tara Gologram of Robert Morris. Click the links below:

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