Simone Charley wins triple jump, sets school record
Freshman sets two PRs on meet's first day
From Jan./Feb. edition of Commodore Nation
Record-setting times highlight final day of Vanderbilt meet
December 8, 2013
Major: Double major in psychology and sociology
2014-15 Indoor Season: NCAA Championships : Earned First-Team All-American honors after capturing fourth place in the triple jump with a leap of 43-2.25. By finishing fourth, she earned five points for the Commodores… SEC Championships: Broke her own school record and earned All-SEC honors in the triple jump, finishing in third place by clearing 13.24m (43-5.25). It was the nation's fifth-best mark at the time. … Tyson Invitational: Broke her own school record and earned a fourth-place finish in the triple jump with a mark of 43-1.50. … Meyo Invitational: Tied her own school record, which she set earlier in the season, with a leap of 12.94m in the triple jump while earning a third-place finish. … Vanderbilt Invitational: Posted a school-record leap in the triple jump with a mark of 12.94m (42' 5.50) while capturing first place in the event and notching the best mark in the two-year history of VU's indoor facility.
2014 Outdoor Quick Recap: Pulled off two major accomplishments at once when she qualified for the NCAA Championships and broke her own school record in the triple jump with a mark of 43-1 on the final day of the NCAA East Preliminary in Jacksonville, Fla. ... Broke her own school record in the triple jump -- twice -- with leaps of 42-1.75 and 42-8 at the SEC Championships while earning a fifth-place finish and scoring four points for the Commodores. ... Set a new school standard in the triple jump at the Sea Ray Relays and captured third place at 41.10.75 . ... Took second place in the triple jump at the Mt. SAC Relays and finished fourth at the Tennessee Challenge.
2013 Indoor Highlights: Posted the second-best mark on VU's all-time performance list in the triple jump (41-8.50).
2013 Indoor Quick Recap: Took eighth in the triple jump at 12.44m at the Tyson Invitational. ... Posted a ninth-place finish in the triple jump at 41-00.25 at the New Balance Invitational. ... Earned fourth place in the triple jump at 12.52m at the Vanderbilt Invitational. ... Took third in triple jump at 12.42m at the Auburn Indoor Invitational. ... Finished fourth in the triple jump (12.22m) at the UAB Blazer Invitational.
Personal: Simone Naomi Charley... Born Feb. 4, 1995, in Boston, Mass.... Daughter of Sharon and Bobby Charley... Youngest of three siblings... Sister, Nicole, is a triple jumper at Auburn... Brother, Myles, is a triple jumper and long jumper at Troy... Cousin Damien Charley played football at Vanderbilt from 1995 to 1998.
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