Former KC student Carey McLeod wins SEC long jump title

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana – Former Kingston College (KC) athlete, Carey McLeod, won the men’s long jump on Friday’s (28 Feb) opening day of the SEC Indoor Championships at the Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium.

McLeod’s 8.19m mark is a new facility record. He equalled the mark of Will Williams’ of Texas A&M, the 2018 winner.

McLeod, who represents the University of Tennessee, beat Laquan Mairn of ArkansaJa’ 8.02m and Ja’Mari Ward of Missouri, 7.97m.

Deborah Acquah of Texas A&M won the women’s event with a leap of 6.45m over Jasmine Moore of Georgia, 6.34m.

Jamaica’s World U18 110m hurdles record holder, Damion Thomas of LSU, booked his place in the 60mH final with 7.72. Robert Dunning of Alabama leads the field with 7.66.

Daszay Freeman, formerly of Manchester High and The Queens School, secured her women’s 60m hurdles final place in 8.18.

Joseph Maxwell of the University of Tennessee’ won the men’s shot put with 19.83m. Connor Bandel of Florida was second with 19.67m, just ahead of Josh Sobota of Kentucky, 19.65m.

Raymond Ekevwo of Florida, 6.62 and Tamara Clark of Alabama, 7.26 are the fastest male and female going into the 60m finals.

LSU’s duo of Thelma Davies, 7.32 and Tonea Marshall, 7.33, along with Florida’s Semira Killebrew 7.27 are other big names down to contest the 60m final.

Antiguan Joellea Lloyd, representing the University of Tennessee, just missed out with her 7.37, the 9th fastest time.

In the 400m, Bryce Deadmon of Texas A&M 45.86 and Stephanie Davis of South Carolina 52.25 are the fastest qualifiers.

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