Trinidad and Tobago’s Tyra Gittens won the women’s long and high jump on Friday’s (26 Feb) second day of the SEC Indoor Championships in Arkansas, USA.

Gittens, representing Texas A&M, produced a lifetime best if 6.62 meters to take the regional top spot.

Aliyah Whisby of LSU finished second with 6.61m and Titiana Marsh of Georgia, third with 6.37m.

Gittens also achieved a personal best of 1.89m to win the women’s high jump final. She beat LSU’s Abigail O’Donoghue, who did 1.86m for second place and Anna Hall of Georgia, 1.86m. 

Jamaicans Phillip Lemonious and Damion Thomas, the World U20 110m hurdles champion, are into the 60m hurdles championship event.

Both won their respective heats in 7.68 seconds, but for Lemonious, it was a personal best. They are the fastest going into the final.

Daszay Freeman, representing Arkansas, also ran a personal best, 8.10s and will start the final as the second-fastest qualifier behind LSU’s Milan Young, 8.08s.

The other Jamaican in the event, Rosealee Cooper of Mississippi State, ran 8.15s to book her place in the final.

Carey McLeod and Ryan Brown, both Jamaicans, also achieved personal best efforts. McLeod, 8.25m and Brown, 8.12m, qualified for the men’s long jump.


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