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Ayende Watson

Jumps
Position
Junior
Class
Baltimore, Md.
Hometown
Gilman School
High School

NCAA East Prelims
2019:
Long Jump

All-ACC
2019 Outdoor:
Long Jump
2019 Indoor: Long Jump (second team)

TFRRS Profile (for PRs and full results)

2020 Outdoor 
• Season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

2019-20 Indoor 
• Competed in the long jump and triple jump at the ACC Championship
• Won the long jump at the Navy Invitational
• Finished third in the long jump at the Virginia Tech Invitational and fifth in the Hokie Invitational
• Recorded a season-best jump of 7.23m (23’8.75″) in the long jump at the Navy Invitational II

2019 Outdoor
• Advanced to the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in the long jump
• Finished third in the long jump at the ACC Championships, recording All-ACC honors
• Jumped 14.77m at the ACC Championships in the triple jump to place 12th
• Recorded a wind-assisted jump of 7.56m (24’9.75″) in the long jump at the ACC Championships
• Captured a season-best wind-legal long jump mark of 7.21m (23’8″) on his final attempt at the ACC Championships

2019 Indoor 
• Earned second-team All-ACC honors with a sixth-place finish in the long jump at the ACC Championships
• Recorded a career-best jump of 7.41m (24’3.75″) at the ACC Championships in the long jump, seventh-best jump in school history and third-best jump by a UVA freshman
• Finished ninth in the triple jump at the ACC Championships
• Placed second in the long jump at the Nittany Lion Challenge,  third at the Keydet Invitational and fourth at the Dr. Sander Columbia Challenge

Background
• Captured a career-best record of 7.25m (23’9.5″) in the long jump and a career-best jump of 14.57m (47’9.5″) in the triple jump
• Named first-team All-Metro in 2016 and 2017 and third-team All-State in 2018

Personal
• Son of Antonio and Carla Watson
• Has four brothers, Isaiah, Antonio, Jamal and Jordan, and two sisters, Miya and Ayana