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Christina Epps set for Olympic debut Saturday in Rio

Former Coppin track and field standout

8/11/2016, noon
Former Coppin State University track and field standout Christina Epps will compete in Rio de Janerio, Brazil in the 2016 ...
On Thursday, July 7, 2016, Coppin State University graduate Christina Epps (Morristown, NJ) punched her ticket to Rio when she placed second at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for the Women’s Triple Jump at the historic Hayward Field with a mark of 14.17m/46-6. (Courtesy Coppin State University)

— Former Coppin State University track and field standout Christina Epps will compete in Rio de Janerio, Brazil in the 2016 Olympic Games on Saturday, August 13th at 8:30 am.

Epps qualified for her first Olympics last month by placing second at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials with a career best mark of 14.17 meters (46-6) in the women’s triple jump. She is the first Coppin State Olympian representing Team USA and is also the school’s first female Olympian.

The Coppin State record holder in the triple jump event dawned the blue and gold from 2010-14. Epps was a four-time All-MEAC student-athlete in track and field and is a six-time triple jump champion in the conference. Capping her final season at Coppin State she earned All-American honors after placing seventh overall at the national championship meet.

Epps was selected as the Coppin State Female Presidents' Eagle Award Winner, Female Athlete of the Year and MVP in track and field during the 2014 season. She served as team captain from 2012-2014 and was the SAAC President from 2013-2014.