Jamaicans win US-college best awards
Jamaicans Raheem Chambers, Nathon Allen, and Clayton Brown have been named to the men's All-Freshman Team of the Southeastern Conference at its 2017 Outdoor Track and Field Awards.
The awards recognises the outstanding performances during the past outdoor season, as voted on by the league's 15 head coaches.
Chambers, competing in the 100m, made his second All-Freshman team of the season having made the Indoor team in March. The University of Auburn freshman shaved 0.01 seconds off his previous personal best 10.25 set last year in Kingston.
The former St Jago athlete clocked 10.24, currently ranked at 43rd in the NCAA Division One season rankings, in the of the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships in May.
He advanced to the NCAA Division One Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon when he finished 10th overall at the East Preliminary Round clocking 10.37.
Athlete of the Year
Former Jamaica College star Brown was named to the Men's All-Freshman Team in the indoor triple jump led and won the SEC Indoor Freshman Field Athlete of the Year award, for the University of Florida.
He became the fifth Division One athlete since 2010 to qualify for a NCAA Outdoor Championships in both the high and triple jumps.
He was second place with 16.14 metres in the triple jump and fifth in the high jump with a height of 2.15m at the NCAA Division One Outdoor Championships East Preliminaries.
Allen clocked a personal best 44.52 seconds in the 400m at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships in May.
That mark broke the University of Auburn 400m Freshman Record and won the silver medal in the event. The mark also put Allen at number two this season.
The former St Jago athlete clocked 44.99, the third fastest time overall, to win heat three in the NCAA Division One Outdoor Championships East Preliminaries.