PISCATAWAY, N.J. (April 1, 2013) -- Former Rutgers track & field standout and two-time All-American Shameka Marshall (DC’ 06) was recently inducted into the South Jersey Track & Field Hall of Fame.
Marshall was the NCAA national runner-up in the long jump in 2006 and was named the 2005 Mondo Mid-Atlantic Track & Field Athlete of the Year. A NCAA All-East Regional performer, she captured the East Regional long jump title in 2005. Additionally, Marshall brought home eight BIG EAST titles during her career including championship performances in the long jump, 60m hurdles and 100m hurdles, as well as a member of the 4x100 relay team. A two-time ECAC Most Outstanding Performer, she captured ECAC titles in the long jump, 60m hurdles, and 100m hurdles.
A three-time captain and four-time MVP, Marshall still holds seven Rutgers University school records including the top Scarlet Knight times in the 55m dash, 55m hurdles, 60m dash, as well as outdoor and indoor records in the long jump and 100 high hurdles.
In addition to her Rutgers accolades, Marshall also made her mark nationally. In 2004, she was US Olympic Trials participant in the long jump and a seventh place finisher in the long jump for Team USA at the 2007 Pan Am Games. Marshall also captured a gold medal in the long jump for USA Track & Field at the NACAC Championships along with a silver medal with the 4x100 relay team in 2007. She was a silver medalist at USA Track & Field’s Indoor Nationals in the long jump in 2007 and 2008.
Marshall was a USA Track & Field National All-American in the long jump in 2002 and sixth place finisher at nationals in 2005, 2006, and 2007. She was also named the 2007 USATF-NJ Open Women’s Athlete of the Year.
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