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Waithe wins Big Ten title

By Kwame Laurence kwame.laurence@trinidadexpress.com

Steve Waithe captured the men’s triple jump title, at the Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships, in Indiana, USA, on the weekend. The Pennsylvania State University student jumped 15.85 metres.

Waithe also competed in the men’s long jump, the Trinidad and Tobago athlete finishing fourth with a 7.32m leap.

University of Iowa senior, Carissa Leacock was fifth in the women’s long jump (6.09m) and 12th in the triple jump (12.00m).

Last Thursday, at the USATF (USA Track & Field) New York Twilight Series Meet, Lalonde Gordon clocked 20.47 seconds to win the men’s 200 metres event. Another T&T athlete, Andre Marcano was sixth in 21.91.

Marcano emerged victorious in the men’s 100m final in 10.38 seconds. Adrian Crichlow got home in 10.60 to finish fifth. Gordon was third fastest in the preliminaries in 10.62, but opted out of the final.

At the Summit League Outdoor Championships, in North Dakota, on the weekend, Deborah John grabbed gold in the women’s 100m hurdles in 13.75 seconds. The North Dakota State University student had clocked 13.67 in the qualifying round.

In the 100m final, John got to the line in 12.45 seconds to finish sixth. Her preliminary round time was 12.14.

Deandra Daniel seized silver in the women’s high jump, at the ECAC/IC4A Outdoor Championships, in New Jersey. The Coppin State University sophomore cleared 1.82m. Another T&T athlete, Morgan State University’s Jeanelle Ovid went over the bar at 1.68m to finish 13th.

Haysean Cowie-Clarke was 14th overall in the men’s 100m dash in 10.85 seconds. His Coppin State teammate, Mark London returned a time of one minute, 51.03 seconds for 18th spot in the men’s 800m.

And Morgan State’s Emmanuel Stewart was 27th in the men’s javelin (57.76m) and 28th in the discus (38.95m).

Kai Selvon bagged women’s 100m bronze at the American Track League meet, in Georgia, the T&T sprinter getting home in 11.48 seconds. Geronne Black (11.85) was 11th overall.

At the Conference USA Outdoor Championships, in Texas, Robert Collingwood threw a personal best 18.23m to finish third in the men’s shot put. His twin brother and University of Southern Mississippi teammate, Richard Collingwood was fourth with a 16.45m effort.

Richard threw 47.41m to finish 11th in the discus.

Florida International University (FIU) sprinter, T’Keyah Dumoy was ninth in the women’s 200m (24.33) and 19th in the 100m (11.93). And in the women’s triple jump, University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) junior Aeisha McDavid finished 26th with a 10.85m effort.

Emmanuel Callender was fifth in the Georgia Tech Invitational men’s 100m final in 10.50 seconds. He had produced a 10.40 run in his qualifying heat. In the 200m, Callender (21.48) was 14th fastest.

Ade Alleyne-Forte finished eighth in the men’s 400m in 47.14 seconds, while Pilar McShine clocked 4:30.53 for 10th spot in the women’s 1500m.

And at the Shanghai Diamond League meeting, in China, on Sunday, T&T’s Mikel Thomas was eighth in the men’s 110m hurdles in 13.64 seconds.

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