Gittens takes high jump title at LSU Invitational; Pinnock, McLeod second and third in long jump

By May 01, 2022

Trinidadian Olympian Tyra Gittens was a winner in the high jump at the LSU Invitational where some Caribbean athletes had podium finishes on Saturday.

The University of Texas Senior cleared 1.86m to be an easy winner over Texas teammate Marleen Guerrera (1.77m) and LSU’s Morgan Smalls (1.77m).

Jamaica’s Ackera Nugent, a sophomore at Baylor University finished third in the 100m hurdles won by LSU’s outstanding hurdler Alia Armstrong, who clocked 12.73 for the victory. Florida’s Grace Stark ran 12.83 for second place. Nugent clocked 12.99 for the final podium spot.

Marquis Dendy won the long jump with his best effort of 8.04m to hold off the challenge of the University of Tennessee duo of Wayne Pinnock and Carey McLeod, who were second and third, respectively.

Pinnock produced a leap of 8.02m that saw him finish ahead of his fellow Kingston College alum, McLeod, who was just under the 8m mark with 7.99m.

 

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