University of Mobile's Jonina Brinson Wins NAIA Long Jump

Jonina Brinson won the individual NAIA National Championship in the long jump Friday at the 2016 NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships and advanced to the 60 meter finals.

Brinson turned in a best jump of 5.77 meters to pick up Mobile's first individual track and field championship since 1995.

Brinson competed in the 60 meters, 200 meters and long jump on day two of the meet, while James Faison competed for the men in the 60 meters and 200 meters.

Jonina Brinson - SO - Swainsboro, Ga.

  • Won the individual NAIA National Championship in the long jump with a jump of 5.77 meters. Two of her five jumps were better than anyone else's, as she also had an earlier jump of 5.73 meters and the second place finisher had a mark of 5.66 meters.
  • She had the third-best mark of 5.74 meters in the NAIA going into the championship meet.
  • Advanced to the finals of the 60 meter dash (Saturday at 1:50 p.m.) with the seventh-best time in the preliminaries at 7.59. Eight runners advanced to Saturday's finals.
  • In the regular season, Brinson had the third-best mark of 7.52, which would rank fourth among times turned in in the preliminaries.
  • Her individual title is the first for the UMobile track and field program since Ivana Skladana won the 1,500-meter NAIA National Championship in 1995.
  • Brinson failed to advance in the 200 meters, finishing fifth in her heat with a time of 26.01. She finished 18th overall.