Lee Claims Eighth in Long Jump at Indoor NCAA Championship

Lee Claims Eighth in Long Jump at Indoor NCAA Championship

GRINNELL, Iowa — Washington and Lee junior Dana Lee (Nashville, Tenn./St. Cecilia Academy) placed eighth in the long jump at the NCAA Division III Women's Indoor Track and Field Championship on Friday at Grinnell College to earn All-America honors.

In the prelims, Lee jumped 5.32m on her first attempt, 5.50m (18'00.50") on her second and 5.45m on her third. Her mark of 5.50m advanced her to the finals in eighth out of nine athletes.

With three more attempts in the finals, Lee registered leaps of 5.46m, 5.47m and 5.45m. After all nine athletes completed their final three jumps, Lee's mark of 5.50m secured the eighth spot out of 17 competitors. Senior Melanie Winters of Baldwin Wallace won the event at 5.95m (19'06.25").

This is the second straight season Lee has garnered All-America recognition at the indoor championship, as she finished eighth in the long jump last season. She is the first athlete in program history to earn multiple All-America accolades at the indoor championship.

Lee now has three All-America honors in her career. She also claimed seventh in the long jump at the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Championship. She is tied with Stacy Doornbos '09 for the most All-America accolades in program history.

The Generals outdoor track and field season begins on March 18-19, as the Blue and White hosts the W&L Carnival at Wilson Field.

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