Neidra Covington
Neidra Covington

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
St. Petersburg, Fla.

High School:
Boca Ciega High School

Height:
5-6

Position:
Jumps

Experience:
1L


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Six-time All-American | South Central Region Field Athlete of the Year

2010
Covington placed sixth overall in the women's triple jump to collect All-America honors on the final day of the 2010 NCAA Indoor Championships ... Covington leaped 43 feet, 8 ½ inches to post her highest finish of her career at nationals ... The senior also recorded the highest finish ever in the women's triple jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... In 1985, former Frog great Donna Thomas soared to seventh-place honors ... Placed second overall at the Arkansas Last Chance in the women's long jump ... Also earned runner-up accolades at the MWC Indoor Championships in the women's triple jump ... Covington claimed first-place accolades in the women's triple jump with a seasonal-best jump of 43 feet, 2 1/2 inches at the Arkansas Last Chance meet ... The senior, who came into the night with the nation's 16th-best jump, rocketed up the NCAA descending order list, moving all the way to No. 11 in the nation ... Covington put a close to her final season in Des Moines at the USA Championships, soaring to sixth-place accolades in the women's triple jump with a personal-best leap of 44 feet, 2 inches ... Her leap tied her own school record, which she set earlier in the year at the Mountain West Conference Outdoor Championships ... In her final collegiate outing, Covington closed her TCU career soaring to seventh-place accolades in the women's long jump at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships ... Covington, who earned All-America accolades in the women's triple jump in Eugene, leaped 20 feet, 6 ¼ inches on her second attempt inside historic Hayward Field to collect her sixth All-America certificate of her career ... Covington soared to seventh-place honors in the women's triple jump to earn All-America accolades on the second day of competition at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships ... With her seventh-place finish, Covington is now a five-time All-America honoree ... The South Central Region Field Athlete of the Year leaped 43 feet, 3 ¼ inches on her second attempt at historic Hayward Field to close her remarkable triple jump career at TCU ... A week after winning the women's triple jump at the NCAA West Preliminary Round, Covington was honored as the South Central Region Field Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) ... Covington head to the semifinals of the NCAA Championships having won both the Mountain West Conference and NCAA West Preliminary Round in the triple jump ... The senior, who at that point ranked No. 4 in the NCAA in the triple jump and No. 13 in the long jump, closed her Mountain West Conference career, crushing the rest of the field in the triple jump with a new stadium, school and MWC Championships record ... The All-American soared 44 feet, 2 inches to win championship accolades ... Covington, who competed in both the long and triple jump in Eugene, jumped a personal-best 21 feet, ¾ inches in the long jump at the NCAA West Preliminary Round to advance to Eugene following a third-place showing in the long jump at the conference championships ... Overall, Covington was the No. 1 ranked triple jumper in both the West Region and Mountain West Conference this spring ... She is one of only six student-athletes to qualify for Eugene in both the long and triple jump ... Earlier in the season, Covington became the first female student-athlete in TCU history to win the women's triple jump at the historic Penn Relays ... Covington soared 43 feet, 4 ½ inches to claim championship accolades at Franklin Field in front of 38,904 spectators ... By winning the women's triple jump, Covington not only became the first female in TCU history to win the women's triple jump in Philadelphia, but also became only the second student-athlete ever at TCU to win a triple jump title at the Penn Relays.

2009
During the indoor season, Covington captured the triple jump title at the Texas A&M Invite with a seasonal-best leap of 42 feet, 8 3/4 inches ... She also recorded first-place honors at the Arkansas Last Chance meet ... Overall, Covington recorded NCAA provisional marks in both the long and triple jump during the winter ... In the spring, Covington collected her third All-America honor of her career by placing eighth overall in the women's triple jump at the 2009 Outdoor NCAA Championships ... Covington, a junior from Florida, leaped 42 feet, 11 ¾ inches on her third attempt to collect eighth-place honors at John McDonnell Field ... The three-time All-American burst onto the scene at the Midwest Regional ... Covington collected runner-up honors in the triple jump at the regional by soaring to a seasonal and personal-best leap of 44 feet, 6 inches on her second attempt ... By finishing second overall, Covington posted the Flyin' Frogs highest finish ever in the women's triple jump at the NCAA Midwest Regional ... The All-American's wind-aided jump, which would have blasted her previous school record, was at that point the seventh-best jump in the NCAA and the top-mark in the Mountain West Conference ... In the long jump, Covington soared to a personal-best leap of 20 feet, 3 ¾ inches at the LSU Relays to finish third overall ... By soaring 20 feet, 3 ¾ inches, Covington recorded the third-best jump in school history during the outdoor season.

2008
Covington closed out the indoor season, earning All-American honors in both the long and triple jump ... The St. Petersburg, Fla., native, soared 6.22m (20-05.00) to place ninth overall in the long jump at nationals ... She followed by leaping 13.04m (42-09.50) in the women's triple jump to finish eighth in her flight and 14th overall in the event in Fayetteville ... Collected all-conference honors in both events after winning the conference championship in both the long and triple jump ... Successfully defended her MWC crown with an NCAA automatic leap of 13.41m (44-00.00) in the triple jump ... By soaring 13.41m (44-00.00), the sophomore broke her own school record in the event and posted the fifth-best mark in MWC women's championship history ... Her leap at that point was tied for the seventh best jump in the NCAA ... At the MWC championships, she won the long jump with an NCAA provisional and personal best leap of 6.26m (20-06.50) ... Was selected as the Mountain West Conference women's indoor track and field athlete of the week on Feb. 19 by finishing first overall in the women's long jump with an NCAA provisional mark of 6.13m (20-01.50) at the Tyson Invitational ... She followed by placing seventh overall in the women's triple jump, leaping to an NCAA provisional mark of 13.11m (43-00.25) in Fayetteville ... Covington's long jump mark at the Tyson Invitational was the second longest in all-time MWC history ... During the outdoor season, the sophomore earned runner-up honors in the championship division of the women's triple jump at the Penn Relays, soaring 43 feet, 3 3/4 inches ... Her regional qualifying mark broke her own school record and was the third-best leap in MWC history ... Covington also led TCU in the long jump at the Penn Relays by leaping 19 feet, 8 inches to place sixth overall in a highly competitive field at Penn ... For her effort in Philadelphia, Covington was named the conference athlete of the week ... At the MWC Outdoor Championships in Fort Worth, Covington broke the former MWC Championships meet record in the triple jump with a leap of 43 feet, 1 3/4 inches to place second overall in the event ... She competed at the Midwest Regional in the women's triple jump.

2007
Earned Female Freshman of the Year honors at the MWC Indoor Championships ... Qualified for the Midwest Regional in the long jump and triple jump ... Won the MWC Indoor title in the triple jump with a leap of 42-09.75 (12.65m) ... Placed fourth in the long jump at the MWC Indoor Championships with a leap of 19-11.75 (6.09m) ... Finished third in the triple jump at the MWC Outdoor Championships with a personal-best jump of 42-00.50 (12.81m) ... Won the long jump competition at the Horned Frog Invitational with a leap of 19-04.75 (5.91m) ... Posted personal-record leap of 19-08.25 (6.00m) to finish fourth in the long jump at the TCU Invitational ... Placed second in the triple jump at the Razorback Invitational ... Finished second in the triple jump at the TCU Invitational with a jump of 41-01.00 (12.52m).

High School
Attended Boca Ciega High School in St. Petersburg, Fla. ... Won the long jump at the USA Junior Track and Field Championships with a jump of 20'.25" ... Placed fifth in the long jump at US Junior Nationals ... Holds school record in long jump with a 20'5.50" and triple jump with a leap of 41'10 ... Conference champion in long jump and triple jump ... Top triple jump of 40'5 in 2006 ranked eighth nationally ... ... Named Pinellas County Student Citizen of the Month ... Coached by Eileen Givens.

Personal
Daughter of Gisela Covington ... Has two siblings, Nigel and Nadia ... Nadia runs track at Florida A&M ... majoring in nursing ... Would like to attend medical school upon graduation ... Lists reading as a hobby.


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