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Friday, June 25, 2021

Jamaicans register wins at US indoor meets

JAMAICAN college students Ackeen Colley, Kyle Mitchell and Andre Douglas had been winners at indoor meets between Friday evening and yesterday as they continued their buid-up to convention championships later this weekend.

Colley gained back-to-back 800m races for Western Illinois College, Mitchell gained the boys’s shot put for Liberty College on the Virginia Tech Problem whereas Douglas, additionally of Virginia Tech, prolonged his triple bounce wins to 3 meets.

Colley continued his build-up to the Summit League convention championships, working 1:52.40 minutes at Friday evening’s Jap Illinois College’s Friday Night time Particular in Charleston, Illinois.

The previous Rusea’s Excessive and Jamaica junior consultant, who broke the Western Illinois College college document per week in the past, notched the sixth-best time whereas his compatriot Richard Brown was third with 1:54.94 minutes.

On the similar meet, former Wolmer’s Excessive Faculty for Women consultant Zwandi Harrison, additionally of Western Illinois, ran a season’s finest 26.78 seconds to complete seventh within the 200m after earlier working 1:02.19 minutes for the 400m.

Mitchell threw 18.32m to win the shot put occasion yesterday and keep unbeaten this season whereas his teammate Warren Barrett, who missed competing final weekend with an harm, rebounded with a private finest 18.00m for fourth place.

The brand new mark, which Barrett achieved twice within the second and closing rounds, moved him as much as sixth all time on the Liberty College indoor shot put listing.

Douglas took the triple bounce with a mark of 15.55m, his second better of the season behind his college document 15.69m.

On the primary day of the Virginia Tech Problem, former Calabar Excessive athlete Daniel Bogle of Excessive Level College had two season’s finest performances with second place within the males’s lengthy bounce and third within the 60m closing.

Bogle equalled his season’s finest with a mark of seven.31m for second place within the lengthy bounce, ending behind Brandon Hicklin of North Carolina A&T who gained with a private finest 7.69m.

He then improved his season’s finest twice within the 60m, working 6.99 seconds within the preliminary spherical, then positioned third within the closing in 6.95 seconds.

Former Jamaica School jumper Safin Wills of Texas Tech took second within the triple bounce on the Texas Tech College Matador Qualifier on Friday, leaping 15.55m as Jalyn Jackson of the College of South Carolina gained with a meet document 15.76m.

Gabriel McDonald of Texas Tech was additionally second within the 60m hurdles with 8.30 seconds after working 8.31 seconds within the fist spherical.

Bahamian Charisma Taylor of Washington State gained the occasion with a meet document 8.16 seconds.

— Paul Reid

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