Jackson Marseille Claims Second Team All-America Honors
The South Carolina men's track and field team closed out its season on the third day of the NCAA Outdoor Championships on Friday.
EUGENE, Ore.—The South Carolina men’s track and field team closed out its season on the third day of the NCAA Outdoor Championships on Friday.
Jackson Marseille was the lone competitor on Friday for the Gamecock men.
Marseille wrapped up the season with Second Team All-America honors, tying for 15th overall. Marseille cleared 2.10m/6-10.75 on his first attempt, which helped him break ties to earn those Second Team All-America honors. When the bar moved up to 2.15m/7-0.50, Marseille missed three times, ending his season.
Head coach Curtis Fyre said he was so proud of Marseille for making it to the NCAA Championships and the season he had overall.
“It was his first time at NCAAs, and he was one bar away from being a First Team All-American and scoring at this meet,” Frye said. “You’ve got to get here and experience the crowd. There are a lot of athletes that struggle because it’s their first time.
“To make it to the NCAA meet and to finish third in the SEC is a great sophomore year. When we signed him, we knew he was a national level guy. It takes a minute to get to the meet. Normally we would redshirt our field event athletes, but he has had to go be a contributor right away. Coach Delethea Quarles is proud of him. I’ve got the best jumps coach in the World.”
Marseille claimed All-SEC honors, finishing third at the SEC Championships in May. The season also saw him move into a tie for fourth in school history in the event.
The men’s track and field team’s season came to a close, but Frye said he was excited about the core they bring back.
“Anass Essayi went and watched the races today, and even though he was down after falling off the track, he knows he is as good as anyone running,” Frye said. “William Spencer Jr. got in a round here under his belt without falling and his season-best would’ve put him in the top five at this meet. Evan Miller will benefit from a bunch of guys ahead of him graduating, so he will be in the mix. We have some recruits coming in we think will be contributors.
“I feel really excited about the future of Gamecock track and field.”
With men’s competition wrapped up, action on the final day of the NCAA Outdoor Championships is reserved for women’s competition. Saturday kicks off at 5 p.m. with Rachel Glenn in the women’s high jump.
A broadcast of the final day is set for a 5:30 p.m. start on Saturday on ESPN.
Men’s Team Results
1. Florida – 54 points
2. Texas – 38 points
3. Tennessee – 34 points
–. South Carolina – 0 points
Men’s Individual Results
T15. Jackson Marseille – 2.10m/6-10.75