BLACKSBURG, Va. – Jamaican Clayton Brown finished second in the men’s triple jump at Friday’s (Jan 20) Hokie Invitational

Florida Gators Brown, the national leader in the high jump, hopped, skipped and jumped 16.34 meters (53 feet, 7.5 inches), the No. 6-ranked mark on the list.

The St. Andrew, Jamaica native finished as runner-up to teammate KeAndre Bates (16.37 meters/53 feet, 8.5 inches), who was a mere five centimeters off his indoor PR.

Entering this weekend, only two Division I men boasted marks better than 15.92 meters.

Gators head coach Mike Holloway spoke of Brown’s impressive performance.
“Thought we did a great job in the triple jumps. Clayton (Brown) opening up a little further than he jumped in high school, KeAndre (Bates) jumping a lot further than he did last year indoors,” said Holloway.

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Is a two-time Jamaica sports journalist of the year (2004 and 2005) and world-renowned journalist. One of his award-winning articles was on Usain Bolt, 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion and sprint double record holder, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony has covered Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016; Six (6) IAAF World Athletics Championships between 2007 and 2019 and several other international sporting events, including the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his favourite football team, Argentina vs the USA in 2004.

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