Consistency was key to Clive Pullen's national triple jump title

By June 20, 2019

Consistency, Clive Pullen says, was the key to his winning his third national title in the triple on Thursday evening, the opening day of the 2019 Supreme Ventures/JAAA National Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston.

Pullen won with a wind-aided 17.02m to take the title ahead of 2018 champion Jordan Scott, who still remains the only Jamaican to achieve the World Championships qualification standard of 16.95m. Scott’s best mark was 16.77m. O'Brien Waisome was third with 16.35m.

Pullen’s winning mark does not meet the qualification standard because of the aiding wind of 4.6m/s but he was glad for the win.

“This year has been all about consistency. I have no control over the wind. Everybody has the same conditions so it’s just about turning up on the day,” he said confidently that he will have other opportunities to achieve the qualifying standard.

“We will continue reaching for that mark. It shouldn’t be an issue. I have been consistent, it was just a matter of the natural elements. I will definitely be going to the Pan Am Games, using that as a prep meet as well and continue looking for that mark. I am just happy I was able to come and execute in front of the home fans.”

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