Christina Epps

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Christina Epps
Personal information
NationalityAmerican
Born (1991-06-20) June 20, 1991 (age 28)
Bronx, New York, United States
ResidenceBaltimore, Maryland
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)[1]
Weight140 lb (64 kg)
Sport
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Triple jump
College teamCoppin State University
Turned pro2014
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)Triple jump: 14.17 m (46 ft 5 34 in)(Eugene 2016)

Christina Epps (born June 20, 1991) is an American track and field athlete who specializes in the triple jump.[2] She competed at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing without qualifying for the final. Her personal bests in the event are 14.09 metres outdoors (+1.1 m/s, Eugene 2015) and 13.16 metres indoors (New York 2014).

Epps grew up in Morristown, New Jersey and graduated from Morristown High School in 2009.[3]

Keturah Orji joined Team USA teammate Andrea Geubelle as the only two with 2016 Olympic Standard at 2016 United States Olympic Trials (track and field) and will represent the United States at Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics and in the fifth round the pair were joined by Christina Epps who jumped the 2016 Olympic Standard to form a trio for Rio.[4]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  United States
2015 Pan American Games Toronto, Canada 7th Triple jump 13.85 m
NACAC Championships San José, Costa Rica 9th Triple jump 12.81 m (w)
World Championships Beijing, China 24th (q) Triple jump 13.36 m
2016 World Indoor Championships Portland, United States 10th Triple jump 13.68 m
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 15th (q) Triple jump 14.01 m

References[edit]

  1. ^ Team USA profile
  2. ^ Christina Epps at IAAF
  3. ^ Lambert, Jim. "Morristown High grad Christina Epps is the No. 1 triple jumper in the U.S.", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, April 21, 2015. Accessed July 9, 2016. "It should come as no surprise that an athlete that hails from Morris County is the current No. 1 women's triple jumper in the United States. But you may be surprised to find out that it's Christina Epps, a 2009 graduate of Morristown High School."
  4. ^ "2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field". usatf.org. July 7, 2016. Retrieved July 7, 2016.