May 27, 2014 > McGlory Earns All-America Honors
McGlory Earns All-America Honors
Submitted By Steve Connolly
Cal State East Bay senior Lauren McGlory concluded a historic senior campaign by earning All-America honors in the triple jump finals at the NCAA Division II Track and Field Championships on Friday, May 23rd. McGlory shattered her own school record with a leap of 42 feet, 5.25 inches to finish fourth in the nation.
Competing against 20 of the top triple jumpers in Division II, McGlory earned All-American status with a fourth place finish overall. In her third attempt of the day, McGlory broke her own school record by nearly seven inches. She also topped her previous record by jumping 42 feet, 3.5 inches in her final jump. Antqunita Reed from Pittsburgh State broke the championship record with a leap of 43 feet, 8.75 inches to capture the triple jump championship.
With her tremendous performance at the NCAA Division II Nationals, McGlory became the first Pioneer to earn All-American honors since CSUEB joined the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) and the 93rd All-American in Cal State East Bay women's track and field history. She is the first Pioneer women's track and field All-American since 1992.
Lauren joins her father, Marcus McGlory, who was recently inducted into the CSUEB Athletics Hall of Fame, as the first father-daughter duo to earn All-American honors in the same event in the history of Cal State East Bay intercollegiate athletics.
During the course of the 2014 campaign, McGlory broke the school records in both the long (19'6) and triple (42'10.5) jumps. She became the first Pioneer to capture a championship in a CCAA event, taking first place in the triple jump. She also established a school record and NCAA qualifying mark with a third place performance in the long jump. On May 12, McGlory was the first Pioneer ever to be named USTFCCCA All-West Region. On May 17, 2014, McGlory was voted as Cal State East Bay's Co-Female Athlete of the Year.