Former Jamaica junior representative Chris-Ann Gordon was in sparkling form on this past weekend at the Red Raider Invitational held at Texas Tech, in Lubbock, Texas. The former Holmwood Tech star cut almost five seconds off her previous best 800m time of 2:09.54.
"I must say that I was a bit shocked when I saw the time because I am not training for the 800m," she added. Former Jamaica junior representative Chris-Ann Gordon was in sparkling form on this past weekend at the Red Raider Invitational held at Texas Tech, in Lubbock, Texas. The former Holmwood Technical star cut almost five seconds off her precious best 800m time.
Her time was 2:04:73, a huge personal best, which was 2:09:54 done some three years ago.
In an interview with TrackAlerts.com, Gordon said "first of all I want to thank God for giving me the strength and endurance to compete this 800m."
"My coach told me to go out there and run for the strength work. At the end of the race he told me he is not surprise about the time because he knew I could do it whether or not I am training for it (800m) because I am getting stronger. I am really happy knowing that I took 5 seconds off my previous best which was 2:09:53 running a new personal best of 2:04:73 and it will help me in the 400m where the strength part is concerned."
Meanwhile, quartermiler Gil Roberts won the 100m in big PB 10.12 (+1.0, previous best 10.37) ahead of Bahamian Trevorvano Mackey 10.21, also PB.
In the 200m, another 400m specialist Renny Quow of Trinidad posted 20.39 PB (+1.4) over Mackey 20.47 another life-time best.
Jamaican Omar Johnson won the 400m in 45.42 personal record over Australian Steven Solomon 45.65. Jacorian Duffield cleared PB 2.27 in the high jump.
The women's 100m was wind assisted, Janet Amponsah of Ghana 11.09 (+4.8) and Cierra White also 11.09.