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Nelson leads the cost at NCAA Champs | Sports activities

9 Jamaicans, led by the College of Oregon’s Kemba Nelson, will likely be in motion when the ladies compete on at the moment’s closing day of the NCAA Outside Division One Observe and Subject Championships on the Hayward Subject in Eugene, Oregon.

Nelson, a former Mt Alvernia Excessive sprinter, is competing on her residence observe and is the most certainly Jamaican to realize a top-three spot, as she has the second finest time within the 100 metres after profitable her semi-final in 11.13 seconds. Nelson who’s searching a double, after her 60 metres indoor success in March, will likely be joined by former Excelsior Excessive star Ackera Nugent within the closing. Nugent, now at Baylor College, completed fourth in her semi-final in 11.39 to emerge because the eighth quickest qualifier. The occasion will get beneath means at 5:52 p.m. Jamaican time .

Nugent would be the solely Jamaican to contest the 100m hurdles closing at 5:42 p.m. The 60 metres hurdles indoor champion, who gained her warmth in 12.84 seconds, is ranked quantity 4 going into at the moment’s closing. Three different Jamaicans, Daszay Freeman of the College of Arkansas, Rosealee Cooper of Mississippi State College and Clemson College’s Trishauna Hemmings, did not advance.

Two different Jamaicans, Stacyann Williams of the College of Texas, Austin and Charokee Younger of Texas A&M College, will run within the girls’s 400 metres closing at 6:27 p.m. Younger, who completed third in her semi-final warmth with 51.29 seconds, is ranked fifth whereas Williams, who was second in 51.75, is ranked seventh.

Former Edwin Allen Excessive standout and present College of Texas, Austin athlete, Kevona Davis, would be the closing Jamaican on the observe in a person occasion. She’s going to compete within the 200 metres closing at 6:37 p.m. Davis positioned third in her semi-final warmth in 23.00 seconds and is the eighth quickest going into the ultimate.

In early motion at the moment, three Jamaican athletes will contest subject occasion finals. At 4:30 p.m., Lamara Distin of Texas A&M with a better of 1.79 metres, will compete within the excessive bounce closing. 5 minutes later, Shanice Love of Florida State College with a better of 61.22 metres, and Gabrielle Bailey of Kent with a season’s finest 58.36 metres, will each contest the discus closing.

sports activities@gleanerjm.com

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