CCNY's Maillet Achieves All-America Status at 2019 NCAA National Outdoor Championships
GENEVA, Ohio (May 24, 2019) - On Thursday, City College of New York sophomore Avery Maillet earned All-America recognition in the long jump at the 2019 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva. Maillet leapt 5.73 meters (18 feet, 9.75 inches) on her second try of the evening, which proved to be the eighth-best effort of the competition. She is the first CCNY student-athlete to be named an All-American since Thierry Diessongo of the Beavers' men's track and field team in 2014. "I am happy I was able to bring it to nationals this season," Maillet said. "The last two times haven't gone as well as I would've hoped and to come out as an All-American this time is everything I could've hoped for. I am so pleased I could represent City College and make everyone proud." Maillet also competed in the preliminaries of the 200-meter dash. She finished with a time of 25.10 in her heat to place 12th overall. "I thought it felt good to achieve All-American status as an athlete. I can now say it feels even better as a coach," CCNY Director of Cross Country and Track and Field Demetrius Murray said. "I'm so proud of Avery and her perseverance. It's so hard to get here, and even harder to accomplish what she did today. Avery will join a very prestigious list of All-Americans and a well-established tradition of track and field excellence at CCNY."