Foreman jumps 13.08m in first-ever triple jump
FORMER national junior representative Shantae Foreman of Clemson University won the women’s triple jump at Friday’s Clemson Opener indoor meet with 13.08m, the first time she was competing in the event.
The former St Jago High runner was one of several Jamaican winners at the meet. Middle-distance runners Keveroy Venson and Tyrice Taylor, both of Indian Hills Community College, also produced outstanding performances at the Iowa State University Holiday Invitational on Saturday.
Foreman had just three legal jumps, with marks of 12.80m and 12.95m and her winning mark which was the all-time eighth best at Clemson.
She finished the weekend in second place in the NCAA Division One ranking. She also ran a personal best 7.64 seconds in the women’s 60m dash.
Marie Forbes and Daniel Cope, also of Clemson University, won the women’s and men’s weight throw events, respectively.
Forbes threw 21.86m in her finals while Cope produced 21.31m.
Jessica McLean of Clemson University ran a personal best 2:53.59 minutes to win the women’s 1000m race, beating the 2:54.11 she clocked at the same meet last year.
Her time is fourth best in the world so far while her teammate Kayan Green was second in 2:54.40, the sixth best in the world.
Clemson’s Tareese Rhoden won the men’s 1000m with a time of 2:25.05.
Former Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) athletics championships double gold medallist Aaliyah Francis, of University of South Carolina, was fourth in the women’s 300m in 37.18 seconds while Shemar Chambers of North Carolina A&T also placed fourth in the men’s 300m with 33.89.
Taylor, the former Enid Bennett and Vere Technical standout, lowered his personal best in the men’s 800m to 1:48.49, beating the 1:48.86 he achieved last year and just off the school record 1:48.46 held by Venson.
His time was also the 13th best of all time by a Jamaican man.
Venson won the men’s 1000m, running 2:25.30 minutes.
Former Camperdown High standout throwers, twins Britannia and Britannie Johnson, both competing unattached, made their indoor debut with outstanding performances at the Edmonds-Wilt Invitational at Purdue in Indiana.
Britannia won the women’s shot put with 15.04m after fouling her first attempt while Britannie was second with 14.60m.
Britannia was eighth in the weight throw with 14.86m and Britannie 10th with 13.18m, after fouling her first two efforts.
At the University of Indiana Early Bird meet, Luke Brown of the University of Kentucky accomplished an NCAA-leading 16.49m.
Former St Elizabeth Technical athlete Michael Buchanan broke the meet record in the men’s 60m hurdles at the M City Indoor Classic at University of Minnesota. He clocked 7.86 seconds, beating the 7.91 set last year by Pierre Lear of South Dakota State.
Dyandra Gray of Minnesota was second in the women’s 60m hurdles with 8.49.
Abigail Schaaffe was second in the women’s 600m in 1:31.90, which was under the old meet record 1:32.03 that she had set last year.
Her teammate Brooke Jaworski won with the new record 1:30.42 while Janielle Josephs was fourth with 1:34.29.