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On the National Stage ... || 2014 Outdoor || Qualified for the NCAA East Prelims in the triple jump ... Finished 36th in the triple jump with her distance of 40-3.5 || 2013 Outdoor || Qualified for the NCAA Eastern Preliminary Round in the triple jump. || 2013 Indoor || Earned USTFCCCA Second Team All-America status thanks to a 12th-place finish in the triple jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... Posted a leap of 41-11.50 (12.79) at the NCAA meet. || 2012 Outdoor || Came up just shy of a spot in the national triple jump final, finishing 15th at the NCAA First Round with wind-assisted leap of 41-10.75 (12.77) ... Also recorded a wind-legal outdoor best 41-2.25 (12.55) at the First Round competition. || 2011 Outdoor || Finished sixth in the triple jump at the USATF Junior Championships with a wind-aided leap of 40-2.75 (12.26).
At the Big Ten Championships ... || 2014 Indoor || Placed sixth in the triple jump (41-0.5) and finished 18th in the long jump (18-4.5) || 2013 Outdoor || Scored a sixth-place finish in the triple jump with a leap of 40-7 (12.37) ... Placed 11th in the long jump. || 2013 Indoor || Posted an outstanding weekend, finishing second in the triple jump and fourth in the long jump ... Turned in PRs in both events, going 19-4 (5.89) in the long jump and 42-4.75 (12.92) in the triple jump. || 2012 Outdoor || Placed 11th overall in the triple jump. || 2012 Indoor || Turned in a 10th-place finish in the triple jump. || 2011 Outdoor || Jumped 40-0.50 (12.20) to score an eighth-place finish in the triple jump. || 2011 Indoor || Placed 10th in the triple jump in her first-career appearance at the conference meet.
In the Field ... || 2014 Outdoor || Competed in the long jump and triple jump ... Claimed the runner-up spot in the triple jump (40-3.5) at the season-opening Crimson Tide Invitational ... Took second in the long jump at the Team Challenge with her season-best mark of 18-10.5 ... Won the triple jump event at the Jim Thorpe Open with her season-best distance of 42-2.75, which ranks fifth all-time at Penn State || 2014 Indoor || Competed in the long jump and triple jump ... At the season-opening Penn State Indoor Relays, Ricketts placed second in the triple jump (40-9.5) and fifth in the long jump (17-6.25) ... Posted a season-best mark of 41-1.5 en route to a second-place finish in the triple jump at the Penn State National Invitational ... At the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup, Ricketts was a member of the fourth-place 4x400-meter relay squad (3:50.95), she also posted a season-best distance of 18-6 en route to a third-place finish in the long jump and won the triple jump with her mark of 40-6 || 2013 Outdoor || Earned top honors in the triple jump at the Crimson Tide Invitational at Alabama ... Was a member of the winning 4x400 at the same competition ... Finished second in the triple jump against top competition at the LSU Battle on the Bayou ... Won both the long and triple jumps at the Bucknell Team Challenge ... Ran the 400 leg on the Lions' season-best DMR at Penn Relays (11:17.53) ... Also won the triple jump at the Jim Thorpe Open. || 2013 Indoor || Picked up triple jump wins at the Penn State Relays, Nittany Lion Challenge, PSU National, and Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup ... Was just as sharp in the long jump during the indoor season, posting runner-up standings at the Penn State Relays, Nittany Lion Challenge, and Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup ... Placed third in the triple jump at the SPIRE D-I Invitational ... Finished second in the triple jump at the VT Final Qualifier. || 2012 Outdoor || Won the triple jump and took third in the long jump at Jim Thorpe ... Placed second at both the Bison Outdoor Classic, Bucknell Team Challenge, and LSU Invitational. || 2011 Indoor || Recorded an indoor PR of 40-9.25 (12.40) to take third at the Nittany Lion Challenge ... Finished seventh in the triple jump at the Tyson Invitational ... Placed second in the triple jump at the Penn State Relays ... Earned top five finishes in the long jump at the PSU Relays, and Nittany Lion Challenge. || 2011 Outdoor || Posted a collegiate PR 40-5 (12.32) to win the triple jump at the Jim Thorpe Open ... Took runner-up honors at the Jesse Owens Classic with a mark of 40-3.50 (12.28) ... Finished third at the George Mason Spring Invitational ... Also competed at Florida Relays. || 2011 Indoor || Recorded a collegiate indoor PR of 40-2 (12.24) to finish seventh at the Penn State National ... Won the triple jump at the Penn State Relays and Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup ... Placed second at the Nittany Lion Challenge.
Before Penn State ... || High School || PR triple jump of 42-4 was the third-best mark among U.S. preps in 2010 ... Jumped 41-6 (12.65) to place second in the triple jump at New Balance High School Nationals in 2010 ... New York Division I State Champion in the triple jump as a senior ... Placed second in the N.Y. Championship Final ... Won the triple jump at the 2010 Section 8 Class County Champs ... Also competed in the 200 and 400-meter dashes and the long jump as a high schooler. || Personal || Daughter of Marva Ricketts ... Born September 8, 1992 ... Currently enrolled in the College of Health and Human Development.
Collegiate Personal Bests || Track and Field
|Long Jump||19-4 (5.89)||18-10.50 (5.75)|
|Triple Jump||42-4.75 (12.92)||42-2.75 (12.87)|
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