Brown ends NCAA career with two 5th place finishesSaturday, June 12, 2021
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaican Clayton Brown ended his NCAA career with two fifth place finishes in the men’s high jump and the triple jump on Friday's third day of the NCAA Division One track and field championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.
Brown, formerly of Jamaica College, competed in both events simultaneously and improved on his performances from two years ago, the last time the championships were held.
He jumped a personal best 16.56m (-0.4m/s) in the triple jump, his only legal attempt while Carey McLeod of the University of Tennessee was seventh with 16.40m (1.6m/s) and O’Brien Wasome of the University of Texas who was also completing his college career, was eighth with 16.35m (1.0m/s).
Jordan Scott of the University of Southern California, second pace two years ago, failed to make it t the final, finishing in 12th position with a best of 15.95m (-0.5m/s), three places ahead of Owayne Owens of the University of Virginia- 15.77m (0.6m/s) and Safin Wills of Texas Tech who was 22nd with 15.54m (0.3m/s).
Brown cleared 2.20m in the high jump and had a clean card, that is he needed just one jump on this first three heights before failing at 2.23m.
Former St Jago High thrower Roje Stona of Clemson University threw a personal best 61.94m to place second in the discus throw that was won by Arizona State’s Turner Washington who captured the double after winning the shot put earlier.
Leonardo Ledgister of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, the former St Elizabeth Technical runner, was sixth in the 400m hurdle in 49.28 seconds.
He was well placed up to the final barrier in third place but lost his rhythm and ended up sixth as Louisiana State’s Sean Burrell won with a personal best and college leading 47.85 seconds.
Wayne Lawrence jnr ran the anchor leg of the 4x400m relay for the University of Iowa team that finished fifth while Chantz Sawyers was part of the University of Florida team that was seventh.
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