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Wyoming Cowboys Kareem Mersal finishes 16th in long jump at NCAA championships

The University of Wyoming's Kareem Mersal stands on the podium after winning the long jump competition at the 2022 Mountain West Outdoor Track & Field Championships on May 12 in Clovis, Calif.

Isaiah Vazquez, NCAA Photos

Needing a big mark on his third attempt in the men’s long jump final, Mersal hit the jets on the runway and suffered a hamstring injury while scratching and crash-landing in the sand pit.

Wyoming’s sophomore standout had to settle for All-American second team honors, finishing 16th at the NCAA Track & Field Championships on Wednesday night at Hayward Field.