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Gordon leads way for T&T
Double Olympic bronze medallist Lalonde Gordon continued his sensational indoor form, scoring another victory at the Terrier Invitational in Boston, Massachusetts, USA on the weekend. Gordon sprinted to back to back 200m titles in a season best clocking of 20.60.
The time improved his 20.91 in his first indoor one lap event at the Albany Great Dane Indoor Classic in New York on January 19. Gordon missed his pb and meet record of 0.02, set in last year’s race.
His Zenith Velocity team-mate Grenadian Joel Redhead was second (21.07). Gordon then pushed Zenith Velocity’s 4x400m team to victory in 3:10.86. Emmanuel Stewart (Morgan State) was 14th in the men’s shot put with a first round throw of 14.85. His team-mate Jeanelle Ovid was ninth in the women’s high jump (1.65).
Gordon’s fellow Olympic 4x 400m bronze medallist Deon Lendore, Commonwealth Games silver medallist Ayanna Alexander, high jumper Deandra Daniel, hurdle Wayne Davis and quarter milers Dan-Neil Telesford and Chelsi Campbell all had wins.
Lendore paced Texas A&M to the top spot in the men’s 4x400m at the Texas A&M Challenge in College Station, Texas in 3:06.61, the team’s third win for the season. Davis, also of Texas A&M, got the line first in the men’s 60m hurdles in 7.88. Jamol James (Tennessee) missed out in the men’s 60m flat finals taking second in 6.74. James topped the heats earlier in 6.78.
Another Olympic 4x400m bronze medallist Ade Alleyne-Forte finished third in the men’s elite 200m and 400m in 21.83 and 46.88 respectively. Alexander leapt to victory in the women’s long jump at the Thomson Invitational in Newark, Delaware in 5.93 while Daniel (Copping State) topped the field in the women’s high jump in 1.70, equalling her personal best. The win is the third for Dovers’ athlete for the season. Delaware’s Campbell pushed her school’s women’s 4x400m squad to first in 4:00.
Campbell missed a medal in the individual 400m event taking fourth in 1:00.91.
At the Jack Jennett Invitational in Cedar Falls, Iowa, Telesford (Iowa Central CC) emerged victorious at the men’s 400m in 49.3. His Iowa Central 4x400m was fourth in 3: 27.10.