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Gordon and Pullen win at Tyson Invitational

Published:Monday | February 13, 2017 | 2:00 AM
Chrisann Gordon

Olympians Chrisann Gordon and Clive Pullen were two of several Jamaicans who did very well at the weekend for their college teams at an indoor collegiate meets in North America, as both had wins for their universities in their respective events.

Both had success at the Tyson Invitational Meet at the Randall Tyson Track on the campus of the University of Arkansas.

Gordon, competing for the University of Texas, Longhorns was in fine form in the Women's Olympic Development 400m, winning the event in a fast 51.71 seconds, which is ranked number three so far among NCAA Division One athletes.

Chrishuna Williams, representing Nike, was second in 52.05 seconds, while Trinidad and Tobago's Sparkle McKnight ended third in 52.65 seconds, as Jamaica's Dominique Blake, back to competition from suspension for a doping violation, finished fourth in 52.1 seconds.

Pullen, a senior at the University of Arkansas, continued his fine form this season in his pet event, the triple jump, after winning the event with a leap of 17.19m.

 

TOP-THREE FINISHES

 

Former Wolmerian sprinter, Shauna Helps, and former Hydel jumper, Shardia Lawrence, both had top-three finishes at the meet.

Competing for Florida State University, Helps finished third in the Women's 200m in a personal best of 23.56 seconds, as Kori Carter won the event in 23.26 seconds.

Competing for Kansas State University, Lawrence copped third in the Women's Triple jump with 13.75m.

Despite not being among the top-three, there was also good result for former Holmwood Technical thrower, Gleneve Grange, in the Women's Shot Put. Competing for Florida State University, Grange had a heave of 16.32m to finish fourth in the Women's Shot Put, which was a personal best for her.

- R.G.