Phillip Lemonious
"I tried my best," said Phillip Lemonious, the top freshman finisher in the race.

Jamaican Phillip Lemonious produced a career-best mark for bronze on Friday’s (11 June) penultimate day of the 2021 NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

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Lemonious ran 13.39 seconds to earn a bronze medal in the 110m hurdles at Hayward Field.

Lemonious ran 13.39 seconds and moved to No. 2 on the University of Arkansas all-time list, behind fellow Jamaican Omar McLeod, who set the school record of 12.97 in 2015.

Lemonious was the first Razorback to reach the NCAA final in the 110m hurdles since McLeod won the title in 2015.

Jamaicans Nugent, Davis, Nelson, Williams, Young, Knight advanced to Saturday’s finals

“I tried my best,” said Lemonious, the top freshman finisher in the race. “I came out here with a positive mindset. I knew what I was capable of doing here. I’m just a freshman, so I’m looking forward to becoming better.

“I’ve shocked myself with the times I’ve been running this season since I’ve been battling an Achilles injury for the past three seasons. I’m surprised I reached this far, and I’m grateful.”

The event was won by Robert Dunning of Alabama in 13.25. Jamaica’s World U20 champion Damion Thomas finished eighth in 13.76

Like Lemonious, Roje Stona picked up a medal. Stona’s mark of 61.94m gave him second in the men’s discus throw. Turner Washington won the event with 63.42m.

Jamaican Clayton Brown best in the men’s high jump was 2.20m for fifth. JuVaughn Harrison of LSU took the top spot with a 2.33m clearance.

Florida’s Brown, who also competed in the triple jump simultaneously as the high jump, was again fifth with 16.56m. Tennessee’s Carey McLeod, who was third in the long jump, finished seventh with 16.40.

Emmanuel Ihemeje of Oregon won the event with 17.14m.

Former STETHS athlete Leonardo Ledgister ran 49.28 for sixth in the men’s 400m hurdles, won by Sean Burrell of LSU, 47.85.

Hot sprint finals

LSU’s Terrance Laird ran 10.05 to beat Shaun Maswanganyi of Houston, 10.09 and Micah Williams of Oregon, 10.11 in the men’s 100m.

Joseph Fahnbulleh of Florida topped the men’s 200m in 19.91 ahead of Laird, 19.92 and Maswanganyi, 20.10.

Randolph Ross of North Carolina A&T was the men’s 400m winner. He ran a scintillating 43.85 to beat Bryce Deadmon of Texas, 44.44 and Noah Williams of LSU, 44.93.

Jamaican Sean Bailey, representing UTEP, did not finish for the one-lap event.

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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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