Romaine Beckford of Arkansas defends NCAA high Jump title

This as the curtains came down last night on day three,  of the NCAA’ Outdoor Track and Field Championship at Hayward Field, Eugene Oregon. 

Beckford put in a massive performance to defend his title and clear the bar at 2.26 metres and snatch gold, just a centimeter below his personal outdoor best of 2.27 metres. 

Powell representing the University of Florida grabbed a podium finish when he placed third in the men’s 400 metres final  in a massive personal best 44.54 seconds. 

The Jamaican pair of Kimar Farquarhson of Texas A&M and Tareese Rhoden of Clemson University both missed a spot on the medal podium in the final of the men’s 800 meters, as Rhoden finished fourth in a new personal best 1 minute 45.70, while Farquarhson was seventh in 1 minute 46.38 seconds. 

Jerome Campbell of Northern Colorado University finished down the track in seventh, in the men’s 100 meters hurdles final, clocking 13.49 seconds. 

The former Calabar High Shool stand out kai chang of Florida Dtate University was fifth in the men’s discus final with an effort measuring 60.61 metres. 

Meanwhile,  Louisiana state university sprinter Brianna Lyston is the lone Jamaican in the women’s 100 meters final tonight, and she enters with the second fastest time in qualifying 10.99 seconds. 

Nickeisha Pryce of the University of Arkansas will run from lane 7 in the women’s 400 meters, while Gaberielle Matthews of University of Mississippi will run from lane 9 in the women’s 400 metes hurdle s final. 


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