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Watch: Triple jumper Rachela Pace finishes 13th in prestigious NCAA competition

Maltese athlete wrapped up indoor season with two national records.

Maltese athlete Rachela Pace concluded her indoor season with a strong performance in the prestigious NCAA Division 1 Track and Field championships.

Rachela Pace during her Triple Jump event at the NCAA championships.

The NCAA Division 1 meet gathers some of the best athletes across the United States at collegiate level with Pace representing the Fresno State University.

After faulting on her first couple of attempts, Pace recorded a mark of 13.03m on her third attempt to place 13th.

The Maltese athlete was the first Fresno State representative to qualify for the indoor championships since 2019.

In January, Pace had set a new national record when jumping 13.29m during the Spokan Sports Showcase.

In the meantime, she also holds the national indoor record in long jump at 6.31m.

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