Ackelia Smith lands gold in women’s long jump at NCAA track and field Outdoor Champs
Ackelia Smith formerly of Edwin Allen competing for Texas A and M landed the gold medal last night in the women’s long jump on day two of the four day NCAA track and field division one outdoor championships at the Mike A Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas.
Smith recovered from two opening effort fouls to snatch the gold with her final jump of 6.88 metres
Meanwhile her former team-mate Kevona Davis and St Lucian Julien Allen formerly of St Cathrinne High booked their place in the final of the 100 and 200 metres.
Allen produced a time of 10.99 seconds in her semi-final, while Davis had the 3rd fastest time of 11.04 seconds.
In the 200 metre semi finals – both Allen and Davis posted identical times of 22.33 seconds to win their event and advance to the championship round.
Davis and Allen were part of the Texas A and M 4 by 100 metres relay team which won their semi-final in a championship record 41.55 seconds to advance to the final.
Bryanna Lyston ran the 3rd leg for LSU as they placed second behind Texas a and m in 42.84 seconds.
In the meantime Ackera Nugent of the university of Arkansas is also through to the final of the Women’s 100 metre hurdles after posting 12.55 seconds on her way to a second place finish in the semi-finals.
The boys will be in the spotlight on today’s 3rd day and will feature 18 year old Jaydon Hibbert.
The former Kingston College athlete, a freshman at the University of Arkansas has already set the outdoor triple jump record this year.