Patricia Mamona Breaks Portuguese Triple Jump Record, Qualifies for IAAF World Championships

CLEMSON, SC - Two-time NCAA champion Patricia Mamona, a triple jumper at Clemson from 2007-11, broke her own national record in the event in a winning effort Sunday at the Portuguese Championships. She hit a personal best leap of 14.42 meters, or 47'3.75", to surpass the `A' qualifying standard for the IAAF World Championships later this month in Daegu, Korea. Mamona's effort also puts her in line for a bid to the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England because the performance came within the qualifying window.

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