Pullen, Gordon Jamaican winners in college indoor meets

February 13, 2017
From left, Jamaica's Chrisann Gordon, British Virgin Islands' Ashley Kelly, Poland's Justyna Swiety, and Slovakia's Iveta Putalova compete in a heat of the women's 400-meter sprint during the World Indoor Athletics Championships, on Friday, March 18, 2016, in Portland, Oregon. (AP Photo)

Olympians Chris-Ann Gordon and Clive Pullen were two of several Jamaicans who did very well over the weekend for their college teams at Indoor collegiate meet in North America, winning for their universities at the Tyson Invitational Meet at the Randall Tyson Track at the University of Arkansas.

Gordon, competing for the University of Texas, Longhorns was in fine form in the women's Olympic Development 400 metres, winning in a fast 51.71 seconds, ranked number three among NCAA Division One athletes.

Chrishauna Williams, representing Nike was second in 52.05 seconds while Trinidad and Tobago's Sparkle McKnight ended third in 52.65 seconds.

Jamaica's Dominique Blake, back to competition from suspension for drug violation, finished fourth in 52.1 seconds.


Fine form


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

Former Wolmer's sprinter, Shauna Helps and former Hydel jumper, Shardia Lawrence, both had top three finishes.

Competing for Florida State University (FSU) Helps finished third in the women's 200 metres in a personal best 23.56 seconds.

Kori Carter won the event in 23.26 seconds.

Competing for Kansas State University, Lawrence copped third in the women's triple jump with 13.75 metres.

Despite not being among the top three, there was also good result for former Holmwood Technical thrower, Gleneive Grange in the women's shot put.

Competing for FSU, Grange had a personal best heave of 16.32 metres to finish fourth in the women's shot put. Grange also became number one all time in the event for her school.

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