Doctoral student Gina Dello Russo of the Stevens Institute of Technology women’s track and field team has become Women’s Track & Field’s first All-American in the long jump. She has made her team proud by earning All-America honor. She earned this honor after completing fourth in the long jump at the 2022 NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships.
Dello Russo rewrote both the program and the conference record books in 2022, after a three-year break in the long jump. Dello Russo, a two-time Empire 8 Conference winner, broke her previous personal best (5.51 meters) five times and set a conference and program record with a jump of 6.01 meters at the All-Atlantic Region Outdoor Championships.
Dello Russo improved her mark by six-hundredths of a meter on her final attempt, jumping 5.77 meters despite a slight headwind to become the Ducks’ first All-American in the long jump. Victoria Kadiri of Johns Hopkins won the national championship in the long jump with a distance of 6.03 meters, attaining the winning distance on her fourth try.
Earlier, Dello Russo was an All-American in the 200- and 400-meters dashes and won gold medals in the high jump and long jump. Dell Russo won her first conference title in the high jump since 2019 after clearing 1.56 meters as the third seed. Dello Russo, who was seeded second in the long jump, cleared 5.61 meters to earn her first conference title in the event. In the long jump, she is rated 23rd in Division III.