Clayton Brown comes up big at US meet
Clayton Brown shines

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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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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