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Rachela Pace sets new national record in outdoor Triple Jump

Rachela Pace in action for Fresno State Track and Field.

Maltese athlete now holds both indoor and outdoor triple jump national records.

Rachela Pace produced a record jump in her first triple jump event of the outdoor season.

The Maltese athlete recorded a mark of 13.12m which was one of the nine top-10 finishes in last Saturday’s Stanford Invitational.

On her third attempt, Pace set the 13.12m jump which surpassed the previous national record of 13.04m set by Claire Azzopardi last year.

In the process, Pace also broke Fresno State Track and Field’s outdoor record – a 13.06m mark which stood since 2001.

Pace becomes the only Fresno State women’s triple jumper to have marks over 13 meters in both indoor and outdoor.

Her record-breaking performance earned her a place in the Mountain West Women’s Field Athlete of the Week on Tuesday.

She now holds the national record in both indoor (13.40m) and outdoor triple jump while she has a Malta record in indoor long jump as well at 6.31m.

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