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Watch: Triple Jumper Rachela Pace sets new Maltese indoor record in US meet

Rachela Pace is currently pursuing her studies at Fresno State University. Photo: Rachela Pace

Maltese athlete shattered Fresno State Athletic’s previous record.

Rachela Pace could not have wished for a better start to her 2024 commitments after producing a record-breaking performance during Friday’s Spokane Sports Showcase, in the United States.

Video: Rachela Pace

The Maltese athlete, currently pursuing her studies at Fresno State University, set a new national record in indoor triple jumping with a 13.29m – the previous best mark was set by Rebecca Sare’, a 12.62 in an Italian meet last year.

Video: Rachela Pace

Pace, who is also the current holder of the U-23’s triple jump national record, became just the third Fresno State triple jumper, indoor or outdoor, to record a mark of at least 13m.

In the process, the Maltese athlete set a new record for Fresno State Athletics while setting the current best mark in the NCAA – the organisation that holds athletic programmes for college students across the United States and Canada.

During the same meet, Pace set a season-best mark of 5.87m in the long jump, finishing fourth.

Pace’s Fresno State will be back in competition on January 26 at the New Mexico Team Open and the UW Invitational.

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