Rogers To Compete in NCAA Indoor Championships
March 6, 2001
Memphis, Tenn. - - University of Memphis junior Delvit Rogers (Memphis, Tenn./Raleigh Egypt) will be the Tigers lone representative at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships which is being held at the University of Arkansas, Friday and Saturday.
Rogers will compete in just the triple jump after his provisional mark in the long jump was too short to make the final participant list. The preliminary round of the triple jump begins at 4:10 p.m., Saturday, with the finals to follow immediately afterward.
The junior is currently ranked seventh in the event with a best mark of 16.23 meters. LSU's Walter Davis is ranked first with a 17.06-meter mark. Rogers is one of two Conference USA student-athletes to qualify in the triple jump. He is also one of just eight athletes in the country to automatically qualify by clearing the 16.20-meter mark. Tulane freshman Carl White is currently ranked 10th with a best mark of 16.10 meters.
This is Rogers' first trip to the indoor championships, but he competed in the outdoor NCAAs and the U.S. Olympic Trials last summer. The junior should feel confident about returning to the Randall Track Complex. That is the same facility he qualified at in the triple jump.
Men's Triple Jump Rankings