Pullen overcomes NCAA disappointment to make Olympics

Posted: August 7, 2016 at 2:55 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/Michael Woods --01/31/2015--w@NWAMICHAELW... University of Arkansas triple jumper Clive Pullen lands a jump in the Mens triple jump finals Saturday afternoon the Razorback Invitational track meet at the Randal Tyson Track Complex in Fayetteville. Pullen finished 2nd with a jump of 15.69m.

After Clive Pullen won the triple jump at the SEC and NCAA indoor meets and added the SEC outdoor title, he figured to cap his junior year at Arkansas by going 4 for 4.

Clive Pullen at a glance

COLLEGE Arkansas

HOMETOWN Kingston, Jamaica

OLYMPIC EVENT Triple jump

AGE 21 (born Oct. 18, 1994)

NOTEWORTHY Will be a senior at Arkansas this year … Qualified for the Olympics by jumping a career-best 55 feet, 5 1/2 inches to win at the Jamaican National Championships. He surpassed the Olympic standard by two inches … In 2016 he won the SEC indoor and outdoor triple jump titles and the NCAA indoor title … Four-time All-American … majoring in computer engineering.

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