National Collegiate Athletic Association

Topal to represent uni in champs

The East New Briton will be carrying the flag for her school, New Mexico Highlands University, from March 13-14.

Topal, who last year won both the NCAA division 2 Outdoor National Title and the Pacific Games gold in the triple jump is in fine form and won the recent  Rocky Mountain Conference Championship for the third year in a row with a jump of 12.92m.

Kaputin wins third NCAA title

This follows her success in the triple jump last year where she won both the indoor and outdoor national titles.

Kaputin wasn’t at her best in the triple jump but still collected six vital points for the team by placing third, and her sixteen points was again the highest contribution from any West Texas A&M University athlete.

The Lady Buffs maintained their position as the number one Division 2 team in the USA after winning the outdoor title last year.