Rutgers soph Claudine Smith of Atlantic City pops a 40-foot triple jump at Penn State!

Rutgers sophomore Claudine Smith of Atlantic City High triple jumped 40-1 1/2 at a recent meet at Penn State, the No. 3 mark in the Big Ten Conference so far this year.

Smith placed second at the Nittany Lion Opener earlier this month. She also ran 8.87 in the 60-meter hurdles.

The 40-1 1/2 is Smith’s second-best mark as a collegian. She set an indoor PR of 41-7 1/4 at the Vanderbilt Invitational a year ago in Nashville.

Smith’s outdoor PR is the South Jersey-record 42-2 from the 2019 Meet of Champions at Northern Burlington. That’s also No. 3 in state history. She has yet to compete outdoors as a collegian.

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