Ryan Brown jumps 8.04 to win LJ, Lawrence second in discus at USATF Showcase

By June 07, 2021

Jamaica’s Ryan Brown won the long jump competition with an 8.04m leap at the USATF Showcase in Prairie View, Texas on Sunday. He was among several Jamaicans who made it to the podium.

Damar Forbes finished second in the event with 7.97m as he continues to rise above a series of injuries that have stymied his potential over the past few years. Joseph Gotch achieved the same mark of 7.97 to be third.

Shadae Lawrence, who recently set a new national record of 67.05m, is still striving for the consistency she craves as she finished second in the discus with a throw of 62.48. Valrie Allman of the USA threw 67.74m for the victory.

Rachel Dincoff threw 59.78m for third.

Jahnoy Thompson clocked 20.79 for a second-place finish in the 200m won by Elijah Morrison in 20.61.

Amere Lattin was third in 20.83.

Javon Francis ran 46.05 for third place in the 400m. Wilbert London III won the race in 45.45 while Kahmari Montgomery was second in 45.83.

Inika McPherson cleared 1.90m to win the high jump in which Antigua and Barbuda’s Priscilla Frederick-Loomis was third after she cleared 1.82m, the same height as runner-up Michelle Spires.

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