By Clayton Clarke, Trackalerts.Com Writer
Deandra Daniel broke the Coppin State University women's high jump record when she cleared 1.80 metres at the Terrapin Invitational in College Park, Maryland on Saturday (18 Jan).
Daniel, who cleared the new mark on her third attempt to take third place, improved on the previous record of 1.78m, which she did to win the Father Diamond Invitational in Fairfax, Virginia on January 11.
The Terrapin Invitational was a success for the Dover Athletic Club athlete, who also had new personal best marks in long jump (5.56m) and the triple jump (10.63m).
Daniel shared the previous high jump record of 1.75m with another T&T athlete, 2005 Carifta girls Open Pentathlon champion, Natoya Baird, who is now her coach at Coppin State.
Meanwhile, fellow T&T/Coppin State athlete Haysean Cowie-Clarke recorded his first victory for his school by taking the men's 60m at the UMES Collegiate Invitational in Baltimore, Maryland on January 4. Cowie-Clarke was first to the line in 6.97secs. In the 200m, the former Scarborough Secondary/Bishops High student, was sixth (22.30).
In his first meet for the season in December, Cowie-Clarke was third in the men's 60m at the Navy Invitational in Annapolis, Maryland in 6.93. He ran a personal best of 22.59 in the 200m to finish seventh overall.
Olympic bronze medallist Deon Lendore led Texas A&M to another men's 4x400m title at the Texas A&M 10 Team Invitational in College Station, Texas on Saturday. Lendore and his team-mates combined to clock 3:05.68.
Lendore, the anchor leg on T&T's 2012 Olympic men's 4x400m bronze medal winning team, helped Texas A&M to victory in the Reveille Invitational in December in a time of 3:07.14.
Fellow T&T/Texas A&M athlete Janiel Bellille led the way in the women's 400m in 54.48. The 2008 World Junior 400m hurdles silver medallist clocked 54.48 seconds and returned to push Texas A&M to victory in the women's 4x400m (3:37.16).
Reyare Thomas (Abilene Christian), in the women's 200m, finished third in 23.91. Baylor's Danielle Davis was sixth in the women's 60m hurdles finals in 8.85, 0.03 seconds. Thomas' school mate Osei Alleyne-Forte finished tenth in the men's 400m in 49.51.