Jamaica's Shannon Kalawan takes NCAA Div. 2 400m gold

By March 12, 2018
Shannon Kalawan continues to impress in her freshman year at St. Augustine University winning the Div. 2 Indoor 400m title last Friday Shannon Kalawan continues to impress in her freshman year at St. Augustine University winning the Div. 2 Indoor 400m title last Friday

St. Augustine freshman Shannon Kalawan won the NCAA Division II Indoor 400-metre title held at Pittsburgh State University in Kansas on Friday.

The former Edwin Allen star athlete took the title in 54.54 seconds just ahead of fellow Jamaican, Lincoln University’s Renea Ambersley 54.58s and Allie Heinzer of Lewis 54.74.

Meanwhile, Dianna Johnson, a junior at Adams State University, took the 60-metre dash in 7.26s which broke the facility record of 7.31s set by Iowa State’s CC Nelda Huggins in 2017. Fellow Jamaican Rene Medley, a sophomore at Lincoln University, clocked 7.39s for the silver medal.

Medley picked up a bronze medal in the 200m with a time of 24.05 which saw her finish behind Ariel Jackson of Lindenwood (23.70) and Chelsea Hayward of Roberts Wesleyan (23.80).

Lincoln’s Diana Cauldwell picked up two medals in the jumps, finishing second in the triple jump (12.81m) and third in the long jump (6.15m).

 

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