George Jumpp, Men's Track & Field
George, a senior from Manchester, N.H. on the outdoor track & field team, placed fifth in the hammer throw with a personal-best effort of 197 feet, 9 inches at the ECAC Championships, which were held May 17-18 at Princeton University.
George recorded that mark in the first round and was in fourth place among the field of 33 competitors. He slipped to fifth place following the second round and held that position through the completion of the six rounds.
One week earlier at the New England Championships, George finished sixth in the hammer throw with an effort of 185-10. Prior to that at the America East Championships (May 3), he took third place with a mark of 186-8.
George recorded a pair of top-5 efforts at the April 22 quad meet against host school College of the Holy Cross, University of Rhode Island and Worcester State.
He placed second in the hammer throw with an effort of 182-7, which was less than seven feet off the winning mark and almost 34 feet better than the third-place finisher. George also turned in a fifth-place performance in the discus with a throw of 126-5.
One week earlier at the Larry Ellis Invitational (Princeton University), he took ninth place in the hammer throw with a mark of 177-9. George took first place in the hammer in the first two outdoor meets of the 2014 season with a winning mark of 183-0 in a quad meet against Holy Cross, Maine and Northeastern followed by a first-place effort of 188-3 in the UNH Wildcat Invitational.
George, who did not compete in the 2013 outdoor season, concluded the 2012 outdoor season with fourth place in the hammer throw at the America East Championship followed by seventh place in that event at the New England Championships.
George began his collegiate career with the 2011-12 indoor track & field season. He finished fourth in the weight throw at the America East Championship that year. One year later, he took 10th place at the conference meet.