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Daniel strikes gold at MEAC Champs

By Kwame Laurence kwame.laurence@trinidadexpress.com

Deandra Daniel struck gold in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Outdoor Track and Field Championship women’s high jump event, in North Carolina, USA, on the weekend. The Coppin State University sophomore cleared the bar at 1.82 metres. Daniel finished eighth in the long jump with a 5.51m leap, and ninth in the triple jump (11.50m).

Coppin State freshman Mark London returned a time of one minute, 50.52 seconds for second spot in the men’s 800m final. In the preliminary round, he had clocked 1:50.40 to lead all qualifiers into the championship race. London also competed in the 1500m, finishing ninth in 4:12.83.

Morgan State University’s Emmanuel Stewart seized silver in the men’s discus with a 52.16m throw. He also produced a 60.15m effort for bronze in the javelin. And in the shot put, Stewart threw the iron ball 15.08m to finish seventh. 

Coppin State sprinter Haysean Cowie-Clarke was ninth overall in the men’s 100m in a wind-assisted 10.66 seconds.

At the Cowpoke Open, in Wyoming, Josanne Lucas grabbed gold in the women’s 100m hurdles in 13.39 seconds.

In Iowa, Carissa Leacock topped the Musco Invitational women’s long jump field with a 6.00m leap. The Iowa University student produced an 11.92m effort for fifth spot in the triple jump.

At the Black and Gold Invitational, in Mississippi, University of Southern Mississippi student Richard Collingwood earned gold in the men’s shot put and silver in the discus, throwing 16.30m and 53.35m, respectively.

In Minnesota, North Dakota State University’s Deborah John clocked 14.05 seconds to capture the top spot in the Masanz Classic women’s 100m hurdles.

And Peli Alzola won the women’s 100m and 200m “B” races at the Jace LaCoste Invitational, in Mississippi. The Mississippi State University freshman clocked 11.85 seconds in the century and 24.55 in the longer sprint.

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