KC's Pinnock continues fantastic form to retain 'Penns' jump title

Sunday, April 28, 2019

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PHILADELPHIA, USA — Kingston College's (KC) Wayne Pinnock continued his brilliant winning ways in the long jump, winning back-to-back titles at the 125th Penn Relays Carnival that came to a close yesterday at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, USA.

The athlete joined two other Jamaicans in winning back-to-back titles at the annual event.

Pinnock jumped a wind-aided 7.87m (5.8m/s), but took just four of his six attempts as he split duties with the 4x100m team that placed second in the Championships of Americas final, joining Calabar High's Maurice Wignal, who won back-to-back titles in 1994 and 1995, and Wolmer's Boys Aundre Edwards who won in 1999 and 2000.

The 18-year-old is unbeaten all year, retaining his titles at the ISSA Boys' and Girls' Championships and the 48th Carifta Games in the Cayman Islands last weekend.

Calabar High's Jordon Turner was second with 7.59m (3.1m/s) and Shacquille Lowe of Kingston College third with 7.42m (3.7m/s).

St Elizabeth Technical's Michael Buchanan finished fifth with 7.19m (3.6m/s), followed by St Jago's Kavian Kerr with 7.18m (1.1m/s) and Excelsior's Tevin Thompson who measured 7.11m (3.0m/s), while St Jago's Brian Smith was 14th with 6.47m (2.3m/s).

Petersfield High's Courtney Lawrence won the High School Boys shot put on Friday, throwing 20.21m — beating Carifta Games Under-20 champion Cobe Graham of Calabar high (18.40m).

Both Lawrence and Graham had just two legal throws as the Petersfield athlete started with 19.97m, while Graham had started with 17.88m.

Romel Plummer of KC was second in the 400m hurdles yesterday morning, running 52.58 seconds, beaten by Ryler Gould from Newburgh, New York who ran 52.55 seconds.

Excelsior's Kewani Campbell was 11th in 54.81 seconds, Edwin Allen's Sean Kalawan was 16th in 56.64 and Cornwall College's Tarique Gooden 17th in 57.51m.

Jamaica College's Apalos Edwards was second in the triple jump with a best mark of 15.59m (2.0m/s), Justin Forde of McMahon in Connecticut winning with a wind-aided 15.79m (5.5m/s) and Calabar's Luke Brown took third place with 15.48m (1.9m/s).

Terol Wilson of Kingston College was fifth with 14.95m (1.7m/s), Safin Wills of Jamaica College was seventh with 14.73m (3.8m/s) his only legal effort while Cornwall College's Omari McKenzie was 15th with a best of 13.51m (0.3m/s).

— Paul Reid


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