Jasmine Todd of Chandler, Ariz., one of the nation’s top sprinters and jumpers, tore a knee ligament last week and will miss the remainder of the outdoor track and field season.
Todd had planned to be at the Arcadia Invitational this week with her Chandler teammates.
The University of Oregon-bound senior was off to a great start in 2012. She placed second in the long jump at New Balance Nationals Indoor (19-11.50) and owned the US#2 mark outdoors, 20-1.50, set at the Chandler Invitational on March 24. She also ranks US#3 in the triple jump (39-1.75) and US#5 in the 100 meters (11.76).
Chandler High School’s athletics office release this statement Thursday morning:
“Chandler High School regrets to inform you that an MRI has confirmed that Jasmine Todd has torn her ACL during practice last week. Todd, one of the nation’s top 100 meter sprinters, long and triple jumper, injured her knee practicing the triple jump. The University of Oregon has been notified.”
Todd is a seven-time Arizona state champion and the state record holder in the triple jump (41-5).