Former KC student Carey McLeod wins SEC long jump title

Jamaican Carey McLeod is the Southeastern Conference (SEC) men’s field athlete of the year. The SEC made the announcement on Wednesday (11 March) afternoon.

McLeod won the men’s long jump on 28 Feb, the first day of the SEC Indoor Championships at the Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium.

The former Kingston College (KC) student-athlete leapt 8.19m for the title.

He also picked up silver in the men’s triple jump with his 16.49m effort.

2020 SEC Indoor Track and Field Awards

Men’s Runner of the Year: Cameron Griffith, Arkansas
Men’s Field Athlete of the Year: Carey McLeod, Tennessee
Men’s Freshman Runner of the Year: Matthew Boling, Georgia
Men’s Freshman Field Athlete of the Year: Kyle Garland,
Men’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Jon Bishop, Texas A&M
Men’s Coach of the Year: Chris Bucknam, Arkansas

Women’s Runner of the Year: Katie Izzo, Arkansas
Women’s Field Athlete of the Year: Tyra Gittens, Texas A&M
Women’s Freshman Runner of the Year: Grace Stark, Florida
Women’s Freshman Field Athlete of the Year: Jasmine Moore, Georgia
Women’s Co-Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Jessica Drop, Georgia
Women’s Co-Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Daija Lampkin, Alabama
Women’s Coach of the Year: Lance Harter, Arkansas

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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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