Friday, December 15, 2017

Gordon 2nd in Birmingham 400

Golden Stewart breaks national weight throw record



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Trinidad and Tobago's Lalonde Gordon finished second in his 2013 400 metres opener at the British Athletics Grand Prix in Birmingham, England, yesterday.

The 2012 Olympic Games 400m bronze medallist clocked 46.73 seconds in Birmingham to seize silver, behind Great Britain's Nigel Levine (46.34). Another Briton, Richard Strachan (46.78) bagged bronze. Dominican Republic's Luguelin Santos, the runner-up in the Olympic 400 final, was sixth yesterday in 47.14 seconds.

Gordon has been in fine form this season. The 24-year-old quartermiler leads the world in the indoor 200m and 300m events, clocking 20.60 and 32.48, respectively.

At the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Indoor Track and Field Championships, in Maryland, USA, on Friday, Morgan State University's Emmanuel Stewart struck gold in the men's weight throw with a big 18.93 metres effort–a new T&T record.

Coppin State University freshman Deandra Daniel captured the women's high jump title with a first-time clearance at 1.73m. Morgan State's Jeanelle Ovid jumped 1.62m to finish seventh.

Kareem Crawford finished ninth overall in the men's 60m hurdles preliminaries in 8.20 seconds, the Coppin State sophomore missing out on a lane in the eight-man final by one-thousandth of a second. Crawford clocked 7.81 for 26th spot in the men's 60m dash.

In New Jersey, Chelsi Campbell topped the Princeton Invite women's 200m field in 25.47 seconds. The University of Delaware student also competed in the 400m, earning bronze in 57.99.

Shippensburg University athlete Steve Waithe grabbed men's triple jump gold with a 15.38m effort.

At the Iowa Invitational, University of Iowa student Carisa Leacock jumped 5.77m to capture the women's long jump title.

Kyron Blaise produced a 7.13m leap for fifth spot in the men's long jump, at the Louisiana State University (LSU) Twilight Indoor meet. Blaise was 16th overall in the 60m semis in 6.95 seconds. He had clocked 6.99 in the opening round.

At the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region VI Championships, in Kansas, Butler Community College runner Abiane Collymore returned a time of three minutes, 16.33 seconds to finish sixth in the women's 1,000m event. Butler emerged as women's team champions with 128 points.

Two Saturdays ago, Collymore won the women's 1,000m title at the Scottie Classic, in Kansas, in 3:13.86. Her Butler teammate, Richard Marcano was fourth in the men's 55m final in 6.59 seconds and sixth in the 200m in 23.94.

And on Tuesday, at the Rhode Island Class B High School Championships, Aaron Roseman claimed silver in the boys' 55m dash. The Lincoln High School student got to the line in 6.50 seconds.