Clayton Brown comes up big at US meet
Clayton Brown shines

COLUMBIA, South Carolina – Senior jumper Clayton Brown moved into national top 10 in the high jump after Saturday’s outing here at the Gamecock Opener.

Brown, a former Jamaica College (JC) standout, finished with a top clearance of 2.16m at the Carolina Indoor Track and Field Complex. Kelton Williams of Bethune-Cookman was second with 2.13m.

Brown’s mark is tied for 10th in the country.

Brown, who ran 6.75 in the 60m dash heats, returned with 6.70 personal best for third overall in the final. Cravont Charleston of North Carolina State won with 6.59s.

Meanwhile, Florida freshman Cameron Miller and its women’s 4×400 relay team both posted NCAA-leading times as the Gators compiled eight times and marks that rank in the top 10 nationally.

Miller clocked 20.81 seconds in the 200 meters, becoming the NCAA leader. The Dallas, Texas native missed a spot on Florida’s incredibly deep All-Time Top 10 list by just 0.12 seconds in what was his first-ever collegiate race at 200 meters.

Fellow freshmen Joseph Fahnbulleh and Tyler Davis followed Miller also with national top-10 performances in the 200. Fahnbulleh crossed in 20.86 seconds, which ranks third in the country, while Davis recorded a time of 21.13 seconds that placed him at the No.7 spot on the Division I Indoor Qualifying list.

On the women’s side, junior Taylor Manson took over the No. 3 spot on the Division I Indoor Qualifying list in the 200 meters, logging a personal best of 23.59 seconds. Newcomer Semira Killebrew, crossed in 23.77 seconds to land at the No. 7 spot in the country, while sophomore Doneisha Anderson followed with a time of 23.78 seconds (a new personal record by 0.19 seconds), which ranks eighth nationally.

Manson and Anderson also ran the leadoff and anchor legs, respectively, as the Gators’ 4×400 relay team clocked a nation-leading time of 3:34.59. The duo was accompanied by Nikki Stephens and Brandee’ Johnson on relay duty.

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