Despite cold and rainy conditions throughout the afternoon, Jah-Nhai Perinchief and his Tennessee Track & Field teammates wrapped up the weekend's action at the Clark Wood Open.
Perinchief making his first appearance in the University of Tennessee uniform set a Meet Record in the Men's Triple Jump at the Owsley B. Frazier Cardinal Park
Making his Volunteer debut at the meet, graduate student Perinchief had the top showing in the Triple Jump as he cleared 16.04 meters or 52 feet 7.50 inches on his third attempt.
Perinchief set a Clark Wood Open Meet Record and placed himself as the No. 7 Outdoor Triple Jump Performer on UT's All-Time Top-10 list.
The mark also puts him in a solid spot for postseason Qualification, ranking No. 16 in the Nation during the 2021 Outdoor Season.
”Perinchief is just a wonderful young man," coach Beth Alford-Sullivan said. "I've been waiting for him to put the uniform on and get out there. With the cycle of the outdoor season, this was just the weekend that made the most sense. He competed well and didn't let anything get in the way. He took care of business, put out a strong mark for a meet record. Coach Travis Geopfert had these jumpers ready to go this weekend, and everybody just did an outstanding job."