Triple jump star Trigg in top form to win Mountain West Conference title

Sam Trigg (picture courtesy of Mike Mulcahy/UNM Athletics).

Sam Trigg (picture courtesy of Mike Mulcahy/UNM Athletics).

ERME Valley Harriers triple jump star Sam Trigg set a new wind-assisted personal best to win the Mountain West Conference Championship title in California over the weekend.

Trigg, who is studying for a Masters at the University of New Mexico, leaped to 15.77 metres to seal victory.

Also in the competition he jumped a legal 15.61m. The former Ivybridge Community College pupil, who last year won the England Under-23 title, was well ahead of his rivals in the competition. The second-placed athlete was Air Force’s John Reynolds with 15.03m.

Trigg’s performance over the weekend has moved up to ninth in the UK senior rankings.

Trigg also set a new long jump personal best at the Mountain West Conference Championship. He leaped to a legal 7.37m to claim bronze medal in that event.

Highlights of the Mountain West Conference Championships are available to view HERE

Interview with Trigg below

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