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J'can Morgan throws season-best 64.72 in Mississippi

Monday, May 12, 2014    

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Jamaica has two men ranked in the top six in the world in the men's discus after Olympian Jason Morgan threw a season-best 64.72m at the Southern Miss Black and Gold Invite at the Marshall Bell T&F Complex at Southern Mississippi two weekends ago.

Morgan won the event, beating Southern Mississippi's Richard Collingwood's 53.35m and another Jamaican Shaun Haughton's 51.81m.

The throw would place Morgan in sixth position on the IAAF rankings that are being led by Jamaica's reigning IAAF World Junior champion Fedrick Dacres, who threw 66.75m in Texas in late March.

Morgan also had a 64.19m throw to win at the Leon Johnson Invitational on April 26 at the Walter P Ledet sports complex in Louisiana. That distance would place him 15th in the world.

Earlier in the season, Morgan, the former National Record holder, had opened with a 61.23m at a meet in Rushton, Louisiana, close to his home base.

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