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Lendore wins 400m Michael Johnson Invi

Entornointeligente.com / T&T’s De­on Lendore run­ning un­at­tached was made to bat­tle in the men’s 400 me­tres at the Michael John­son In­vi­ta­tion­al at the Bay­lor-Clyde Hart Track & Field Sta­di­um in Wa­co, Texas in the Unit­ed States but he did just enough to emerge the win­ner.

The T&T quar­ter-mil­er crossed in a time of 46.27 sec­onds on Fri­day to edge Bay­lor Ju­nior Howard Fields III (46.28) at the line in sec­tion six, the fastest of the six heats in the time fi­nals. In a far-off third place was Ari­zona ju­nior Maj Williams with 46.58.

Al­so com­pet­ing at the Michael John­son In­vi­ta­tion­al meet were T&T’s Sparkle McK­night and Tyra Git­tens of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Texas A&M.

McK­night, al­so run­ning un­at­tached, placed 11th in the women’s 400m hur­dles in 1:01.55, af­ter cross­ing the line fifth in sec­tion four.

NCAA hep­tathlon women’s cham­pi­on Git­tens com­pet­ed in two events but did not reach the podi­um in ei­ther. The Texas A&M ju­nior placed eighth in the javelin throw with 39.24m and end­ed in 10th spot in the shot put event with a 12.22m-throw.

An­oth­er T&T pro ath­lete ac­tive on the week­end was Em­manuel Cal­len­der who raced in the men’s 100m dash at the Ve­loc­i­ty Fest No 9 at the Na­tion­al Sta­di­um in Kingston Ja­maica. The for­mer na­tion­al sprint cham­pi­on of Swept Track Club crossed third in sec­tion six of six in the timed fi­nal with 10.80 sec­onds to place 16th over­all.

Back in the US, at the Arkansas State Uni­ver­si­ty (ASU) Red Wolf Open, Arkansas-Pine Bluff sopho­more Safiya John picked up two gold medals and a sil­ver while her school­mate sopho­more Franklyn Stanis­laus just missed out on podi­um fin­ish­es in the two events he com­pet­ed in.

John topped the women’s long jump event with her best leap mea­sur­ing 5.86m. Her oth­er two medals came on the track with her plac­ing sec­ond in the 100m hur­dles with a wind-as­sist­ed (3.3) 13.74. She was among the Arkansas-Pine Bluff quar­tet that won the 4x100m re­lay with 46.25.

In the men’s ver­sion of the sprint re­lay, Stanis­laus and his team­mates placed fourth with 42.95. He al­so com­pet­ed in the high jump event and cleared the bar at 1.87m to fin­ish sixth.

On Sun­day, Fair­leigh Dick­in­son sopho­more Ako His­lop com­pet­ed in three track events and got suc­cess in the team events at the Mon­mouth Spring In­vi­ta­tion­al in West Long Branch, New Jer­sey. He helped the 4x100m re­lay team to sec­ond place with 41.70 and fin­ished fifth in both sprint events – 100m with 11.08 (0.8w) and 200m with 22.39 (0.5w).

At the Run­ning Ea­gles Open in Ma­ri­et­ta, Geor­gia on Sat­ur­day, Iantha Wright of Life Uni­ver­si­ty picked up three gold medals. The fresh­man sprint­ed to vic­to­ry in the women’s 100m dash with a 12.04-clock­ing (-0.2w) and then helped her team to vic­to­ry in the re­lay events – 4x100m (46.93) and 4x400m (3:59.45).

Uni­ver­si­ty of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia (USC) fresh­man Rae-Ann Serville was al­so a fifth-place fin­ish­er in the women’s 400m with 53.02 at the Long Beach In­vi­ta­tion­al in Cal­i­for­nia which took place Fri­day and Sat­ur­day.

Nao­mi Camp­bell of Pur­due al­so com­pet­ed on the week­end at the Husker Big 10 In­vite in Prairie View, Texas and the fresh­man placed 25th in the 100m with 12.30 (-1.6w), 17th in the 200m with 25.12 (3.3w) and her unit was fourth in the 4x100m with 45.79.

LINK ORIGINAL: The Trinidad Guardian

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