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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Jamaicans Younger, Hemmings in glittering runs at US indoor meets

5 Jamaicans led by private greatest performances from former Hydel Excessive College standouts Charokee Younger and Trishauna Hemmings within the girls’s 400m and 60m hurdles, respectively, have been winners at indoor observe and subject meets within the USA on Friday.

Younger, who represented Texas Tech and Hemmings, who ran for Clemson, have been joined within the winners’ circle by dash hurdlers LaFranz Campbell of Clemson and Louisiana State College’s (LSU) Damion Thomas and Agerian Jackson of Southeastern Louisiana, who received the 600m occasion on the LSU invite.

Younger’s new lifetime better of 52.64 seconds, up from the 53.08 seconds she ran final 12 months, moved her as much as second within the Nationwide Collegiate Athletic Affiliation (NCAA) rankings and sixth-best all-time on the Texas A&M rankings.

Two different Jamaicans have been within the race, former Manchester Excessive College’s and Holmwood Technical’s Kavia Francis, a freshman at Baylor College was eighth in 56.22 seconds, and former St Elizabeth Technical runner Satanya Wright now at Texas Christian College was eleventh with 56.83 seconds.

Hemmings, who was decreasing her private greatest for the third time this season, clocked 8.12 seconds on the Bob Pollock Invitational at Clemson, shifting as much as quantity three on the all-time Clemson College checklist.

Campbell made it a double for Clemson by taking the lads’s 60m hurdle in a season’s greatest 7.85 seconds.

On the LSU Invitational, World Beneath-20 110m gold medallist Thomas received in 7.84 seconds, slower than his season’s greatest and NCAA third ranked 7.71 seconds.

Jackson, who attended Christian and Edwin Allen excessive colleges in Jamaica and Butler Group Faculty in Kansas earlier than shifting to Southeastern Louisiana College, received the 600m in 1 minute 22.67 seconds.

In the meantime, three Jamaicans had private greatest performances on the Razorback Invitational at College of Arkansas led by College of Oregon’s Kemba Nelson’s working 23.53 seconds for second in her first school 200m race.

The previous Mt Alvernia Excessive and College of Expertise sprinter simply missed a spot on the Oregon prime 10 and was crushed solely by College of Southern California’s Twanisha Terry who ran 23.35 seconds.

Nelson’s teammate, former Wolmers’ Boys Xavier Nairne, was fourth within the males’s race with a lifetime greatest 21.25 seconds, with Jamaica Faculty runner Delano Dunkley of College of Georgia fifth with 21.27 seconds, additionally his greatest ever.

Former Inter-secondary Faculties Affiliation (ISSA)/GraceKennedy Boys’ and Ladies’ Athletics Championships lengthy/triple leap winner Carey McLeod of College of Tennessee was third within the lengthy leap at Clemson with a greatest mark of seven.90m, fourth within the NCAA and second within the South Japanese Convention.

Fabian Hewitt of Florida State College was sixth within the males’s 60m in 6.82 seconds on the Clemson meet, repeating his time from the preliminaries, whereas his teammate Jhevaughn Mattherson was tenth in prelims with 6.88 seconds and did not advance.

Shaquille Lowe was sixth within the males’s lengthy leap on the Arkansas meet with 7.17m, whereas Gabriel McDonald of Texas Tech ran 8.38 seconds within the preliminary spherical of the 60m hurdles and seven.67 seconds within the preliminary spherical of the 60m, qualifying for each finals however didn’t present up for both.

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