2.15 METRES: Kashef Daniel. Photo courtesy ASTATEREDWOLVES.COM

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Daniel equals T&T high jump record

Lalonde impressive in New York 400

By Kwame Laurence kwame.laurence@trinidadexpress.com

Kashef Daniel equalled the national record in the men’s high jump, at the Indiana University Relays indoor meet, in Indiana, USA, on Saturday.

The Arkansas State University student cleared the bar at 2.15 metres on his second attempt to enter the Trinidad and Tobago record book, alongside Kevin Huggins. Huggins established the 2.15m T&T standard back in 2007.

Daniel finished second on Saturday.

At the Columbia Lions Invitational, in New York, double Olympic bronze medallist Lalonde Gordon struck gold in the men’s 400 metres in 46.67 seconds--more than a second faster than his closest rival. Another T&T athlete, Adrian Crichlow clocked 50.25 to finish 14th overall.

Andre Marcano bagged bronze in the men’s 60m dash in 6.84 seconds. In the preliminary round, he clocked a personal best 6.73 to advance to the final as the fastest qualifier.

Ayanna Alexander emerged victorious in the Patriot Games women’s triple jump event, in Virginia. She produced a 12.73m effort.

At the Varsity Apartments Invitational, in Kansas, Samantha Shukla dominated her rivals in the women’s 3,000m. The Wichita State University student won the race in 10 minutes, 07.43 seconds.

Butler Community College sprinter Richard Marcano finished 18th overall in the men’s 200m in 23.04 seconds. And University of Texas at Arlington student Aaron Leung Woo-Gabriel was 23rd in 23.60.

Deborah John stopped the clock at 8.45 seconds to grab gold in the women’s 60m hurdles, at the Cobber Duals meet, in Minnesota.

In Pennsylvania, Steve Waithe produced a 15.88m effort to secure second spot in the men’s triple jump, at the Penn State National Invitational. The Pennsylvania State University junior also competed in the long jump, finishing 10th with a 7.11m leap.

At the Jack Jennett Invitational, in Iowa, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee student Durell Busby clocked 8.04 seconds to seize silver in the men’s 60m hurdles.

Last Thursday, at the Gugl indoor meet, in Linz, Austria, Marcus Duncan finished second in heat four and sixth overall in the men’s 60m preliminaries in 6.88 seconds. However, he suffered a hamstring cramp in the race, and did not face the starter in the final.

And at the New Mexico Team Invitational, in New Mexico, USA, on Saturday, Louisiana State University (LSU) sprinter Shermund Allsop clocked 21.53 seconds for ninth spot overall in the men’s 200m.
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