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Reneilwe Aphane
Position: Jumps
Year: Junior
Hometown: Pretoria, South Africa
Other College: Academy of Art University
Experience: Transfer

NEW MEXICO

2014 Indoors: Participated twice, jumping at the Lobo Invitational and the New Mexico Classic.

2014 Outdoors: Competed at six meets in the horizontal jumps ... Opened in the long jump at the Texas Tech Open, placing ninth with a leap of 23 ½ (7.02 meters) … Leaped in the triple jump at the next three meets, with a third-place mark of 50-1 ¼ (15.27) at the Beach Invitational, second-place mark of 48-4 ½ (14.77) at the Brutus Hamilton Challenge and another second-place mark of 51-2 ¼ (15.60) at the Don Kirby Tailwind Open … Won the triple jump at the Mountain West Championships, leaping 51-11 (15.82) … Advanced to the NCAA West Preliminary round, placing 19th with a mark of 50-3 ½ (15.33). 

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

Transfer from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco ... Held the program records in both the indoor and outdoor triple jump when he left in 2012 ... Personal best of 52-7 1/4 in the triple jump while at Academy of Art ...  Leaped 51-1 3/4 while an Urban Knight ... Before the Academy of Art, competed for the University of Pretoria in South Africa and took third in the triple jump at the 2013 South African Senior Championships ... 2007 South African youth long jump bronze medalist ... 2007 South African Youth Games Champion and record holder ... 2008 Zone 6 African Champion.

PERSONAL

Full name is Reneilwe Aphane, but goes by "Neil" ... Born in Pretoria, South Africa ... Mother is Jane Aphane ... Has one brother, Rorisang Aphane, and one sister, Mpho Maboela 

PERSONAL RECORDS

Long Jump: 23 1/2 (7.02m)
Triple Jump: 52-7 1/4 (16.03m)

TRACK & FIELD HONORS

• All-Mountain West Outdoor Team, 2014 (Triple Jump)
• USTFCCCA All-Academic Team, 2014

 

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