Courtesy of San José State Athletics

EUGENE, Ore. – Emilia Sjostrand finished in third place in the Women’s Triple Jump final solidifying her NCAA First Team All-American status for San José State Track & Field after the second day of women’s competition on the final day of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships hosted by Oregon on Saturday from Hayward Field. 

Sjostrand competing in the second flight, had her best mark of the day on her first jump, with a 13.87 (45-6¼) advancing her on to the final round. Her mark would hold on through the final as she finished in third place. Her third place finish solidified her NCAA First Team All-American status in the Women’s Triple Jump. This was her second All-American honor of the week, she earned second team All-American in the Long Jump on Thursday this week. The Spartans end their season with a strong showing at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships this week with eight athletes competing across six events. After their performances, the Spartans earned six All-American honors across all six events they competed in. Six All-American honors across one track and field national event sets a new San José State record for All-Americans in one season. The Spartans also broke two over 50 year old school records in the Men’s 110m Hurdles and the Men’s 4×100 Relay. 

  • Sjostrand, competing in the Women’s Triple Jump, finished in third place with a mark of 13.87 (45-6¼).
  • Sjostrand’s performance in the final earned her NCAA First-Team All-American status for the Women’s Triple Jump. 
  • This was Sjostrand’s second event of the 2024 NCAA Outdoor Championships, she competed in the Women’s Long Jump on Thursday. 
  • Sjostrand earned Second Team All-American honors for her performance in the Women’s Long Jump.
  • This was Sjostrand’s fourth consecutive trip to nationals in either Women’s Triple Jump or Long Jump across both indoor and outdoor seasons.
  • Earlier this year Sjostrand placed second in the Women’s Triple Jump at the NCAA indoor nationals
  • The Spartans earned six All-American honors in the 2024 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. 
  • The team earned All-American honors in the Men’s 4×100 Relay, Men’s 110m Hurdles, Men’s 100m, Women’s Long Jump and Women’s Triple Jump. 
  • The Spartans also had two over 50 year standing school records broken this week in the Men’s 110m Hurdles (13.33) and the Men’s 4×100 Relay (38.69). 
  • With eight athletes punching a ticket to nationals in Eugene, this was the largest group of national qualifiers in program history. 
  • Including this week, Speed City has sent athletes to the NCAA nationals across the last four indoor and outdoor seasons dating back to early 2023.
  • Director of Track and Field/Cross Country Charles Ryan and his coaching staff, Charmaine Darden, TJ Harris, Tianna Madison and David Verburg took the largest contingent of athletes to the NCAA Track and Field championships in their tenure this week and showed the rest of the country what the Spartans are capable of.