Mariah Hubbard, an Absegami graduate now a junior at Monmouth, won the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference triple jump title Sunday after three straight second-place finishes!
Hubbard jumped a personal-best 39-9 3/4 to win her second conference title by more than a foot over teammate Patrice Baston, who jumped 38-7 3/4. Boston also won the long jump and was named Field Event Athlete of the Meet.
In all, the Galloway Township native recorded three personal-bests in the meet at Ocean Breeze in Staten Island, N.Y., helping Monmouth win its sixth consecutive women’s title.
Hubbard hit the winning leap on her first attempt, but she also had a 39-8 and a 39-3 1/2 in her series, so she had the three-best jumps of the entire competition. Her fourth-best jump matched Baston’s 38-7 3/4, which was her only legal jump of the competition.
The 39-9 3/4 broke Hubbard’s previous indoor PR of 39-4, which she set two years ago as a freshman at the same meet. She’s No. 2 in Monmouth history behind Ashley McKinnon, who jumped 40-4 3/4 last year.
Hubbard won the MAAC triple jump title indoors as a freshman in 2017 and then placed second outdoors as a freshman and second both indoors and outdoors as a sophomore before reclaiming the title on Sunday.
Hubbard also placed third in the long jump with an 18-4 1/2 effort and took sixth in the high hurdles with a personal-best 9.01 in the final.
At Absegami, Hubbard was a state champ and Meet of Champions medalist in the triple jump and sectional champ in the high jump.
Monmouth outscored second-place Rider 187 1/2-133, with Manhattan third (117 1/2).