Jennings Earns All-America Honors at 2009 NCAA Championship


Senior Jasmine Jennings became the first URI women’s track and field athlete to earn All-America honors at the NCAA Championship. The Warwick, R.I., native finished 8th overall in the hammer throw with a performance of 197 feet, 4 inches. Her success at the national championship meet capped an outstanding senior season during which she captured the hammer throw titles at the Penn Relays and Atlantic 10 and New England Championships. She earned an automatic spot in the field of the NCAA Championship by virtue of her second place finish at the NCAA East Regional Championship.