Friday, November 27, 2015

John strikes gold in North Dakota

jessica james for web

600 SILVER: Jessica James. Photo: BRYAN CUMMINGS

Kwame Laurence

Deborah John struck gold in the womenís 60 metres hurdles, at the Thundering Herd Classic in North Dakota, USA, on the weekend.

The Trinidad and Tobago athlete stopped the clock at 8.46 seconds in the final. She had clocked 8.44 in the preliminary round.

John also competed in the 60m dash, qualifying second fastest with a 7.77 seconds run in the preliminaries. However, she did not face the starter in the finals.

At the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup meet, in Pennsylvania, Steve Waithe grabbed menís triple jump gold with a 15.54 metres effort. And in the long jump, the Penn State University student seized silver with a 7.07m leap.

ASA College athlete Odou Hazel returned a time of one minute, 02.97 seconds to secure silver in the college menís 500m, at the Armory Collegiate Invitational, in New York.

Coppin State Universityís Deandra Daniel was fifth in the womenís high jump with a 1.71m clearance.

Annie Alexander threw the iron ball 15.18m to finish ninth in the championship womenís shot put event. Morgan State University student Emmanuel Stewart secured 16th spot in the championship menís weight throw with a 17.80m effort.

Coppin State sprinter Haysean Cowie-Clarke was 22nd overall in the college menís 200m in 22.49 seconds, and 29th in the championship menís 60m in 6.94. And in the college womenís 400m, University of Delaware student Chelsi Campbell clocked 26.05 seconds to finish 42nd.

At the XL Galan meet, in Stockholm, Sweden, last Thursday, Mikel Thomas picked up silver in the menís 60m hurdles B race in 7.86 seconds.

In Nebraska, USA, on the weekend, Iowa Central Community College student Jessica James clocked 1:32.31 to earn silver in the womenís 600m, at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational.

At the Meyo Invitational, in Indiana, Durell Busby bagged bronze in the menís 60m hurdles. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee athlete got to the line in 8.01 seconds.

And Louisiana State University (LSU) sprinter Shermund Allsop was sixth in the Texas A&M Aggie Invitational menís 200m event in 21.28 seconds. As reported in the Sunday Express, another T&T athlete, Texas A&M University student Deon Lendore won the event in 20.68, the clocking giving him a share of the 2014 world indoor lead.