Kala Penn Signs with The University of Florida

Kala Penn Signs with The University of Florida

HIALEAH, FL. -- Another Silver Storm athlete has signed to a major four-year school.

Track athlete Kala Penn signed with the University of Florida and will continue her track and field career with the Gators.

Kala Penn finished second in both the long jump (5.97) and triple jump (13.20).

Penn qualified for the 2017 NJCAA Division I Outdoor Championships in the triple jump and long jump at Hutchinson's Gowans Stadium. In just three short years, this is the first time that ASA Miami has anyone qualify nationally. The Silver Storm had two other individuals qualify, as well as the 4x100 men's relay team.

In the triple jump, Penn finished third nationally with a jump of 12.82m, that marks a personal best for her this season. In the long jump, Penn finished 5th with a jump of 5.79m. Unfortunately for Penn, this was not her best jump of the season. Penn's best jump was 6.24m at the Miami Hurricane Alumni Invitational. The long jump national champion had a jump of 6.05m in Hutchinson.