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  Ngonidzashe Makusha
Ngonidzashe Makusha

Hometown:
Zimbabwe

High School:
Mandedza


Ngoni Makusha

Senior

Long Jump, Sprints

Mandedza, Zimbabwe (Mandedza)

2008 Olympian

NCAA Champion

Long Jump Outdoor: 2008 & 2009

NCAA All-American

Long Jump Outdoor: 2008 & 2009

Long Jump Indoor: 2008

4x100m Relay: 2008

ACC Champion

Long Jump Outdoor: 2008

Long Jump Indoor: 2009

All-ACC

Long Jump Outdoor: 2008

Collegiate Bests:

Long Jump Outdoor: 8.30m/27-02.75 - FSU, ACC & Drake Stadium Record

Long Jump Indoor: 8.21m/ 26-11.25- FSU Record

60m: 6.60

2009 Track:

Outdoor:

• Defended his long jump title at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with an impressive 8.11m/26-07.25 that's noted as the NCAA's best collegiate jump of the season.

• Leaped a long jump of 7.87m/ 25-10.00 in the prelims of the NCAA Outdoor Championships to qualify for the final round.

• Opened the season with a long jump of 7.73m/25-04.75 to take third place at the Seminole Twilight.

Indoor-

• Set the world's best long jump of the season at the time with a mark of 8.21m/ 26-11.25 at the ACC Indoor Championships to take home the gold medal. Mark is ACC's and FSU's best performance in history.

• Posted a season-best time in the 60m dash at the league meet with a time of 6.82.

• Leaped a mark of 7.79m/25-06.75 long jump at the Tyson Invitational to take third place.

• Opened the season with a first place 60m dash of 6.68 at the VT Hokie Invitational.

2008 Track:

Outdoor -

• Finished fourth at the 2008 Summer Olympics with a top jump of 8.19m/26-10.44. Was in third place until the final round. Beat out for the bronze by one centimeter.

• Won the long jump at the NCAA Championship with a school, conference, Drake Stadium and Zimbabwe record leap of 8.30m.

• Ran the second leg of the 4x100m Relay team that earned All-America honors by finishing fourth with a time of 39.11, the fourth-fastest in school history.

• Captured the ACC title in the long jump with a leap of 7.91m/25-11.50.

Indoor -

• Earned All-America honors in the long jump with a third-place school-record leap of 7.97m/26-01.75.

• Automatically qualified for the NCAA Championships with a first-place leap of 7.93m/26-00.25 during the Tyson Invitational.

• Finished second in the long jump at the New Balance Intercollegiate at 7.73m/25-04.50

Prep:

• Advanced to the semifinals of the 100m at the World Junior Championships with a time of 10.77m.

• Holds Zimbabwe high school record in the long jump (7.34m).

• Earned a bronze medal at the All-African Games as a member of the 4x100m relay team.

• Finalist in the long jump at the All-African Games to go along with a semifinalist spot in the 100m.

Personal:

Full name is Ngonidzashe Makusha ... Born March 11, 1987...Majoring in multinational business.


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