Che Richards action

VICTORIOUS: Che Richards

Che Richards captured gold in the men’s long jump event at the Scottish Student Athletics Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, last Saturday. The University of Edinburgh student jumped 7.29 metres. Richards also competed in the 60 metres dash, finishing fourth in 7.12 seconds.

At the UAlbany Winter Classic in New York, USA, Andre Marcano won a men’s 60m event in 6.79 seconds. Columbia University’s Jahi Hernandez finished 18th overall in the preliminary round in 7.04, while Holy Family University (Pennsylvania) student Renaldo Alleyne-Noriega was 21st in 7.07. Neither sprinter qualified for the final. In another 60m event, Alleyne-Noriega was eighth in 7.06.

Coppin State University senior Aaron Lewis emerged victorious in the men’s 60m hurdles with a 7.97 seconds run. Queens College junior Hakeem Alexander-Blake was 34th in 9.81. In another 60m hurdles event, Lewis picked up bronze in 8.04 after clocking 8.03 in the qualifying round.

Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Ako Hislop clocked 22.15 seconds for 10th spot in the men’s 200m. Hernandez was 12th in 22.21. St Francis Brooklyn College sophomore Daniel Hernandez, Alleyne-Noriega and Coppin State’s Nku Henry were 30th, 34th and 79th, respectively, clocking 22.58, 22.75 and 23.55.

Alexander-Blake returned a time of one minute, 06.91 seconds to finish 16th in the men’s 500m. Henry was 70th in the men’s 400m in 52.65 seconds.

Holy Family (Pennsylvania) junior Antonia Barker finished 34th overall in the women’s 60m in 8.34 seconds and 38th in the 200 in 26.28. Another Holy Family athlete, Anthinise Barker was 40th in the women’s long jump with a 4.75m effort.

At the Bearcat Open, in Missouri, Carlon Hosten secured bronze in the men’s 200m. The Lincoln University of Missouri sophomore produced a 21.57 seconds run.

At the Akron Invitational, in Ohio, Marie-Therese Cooper finished seventh in the women’s triple jump at 10.41m and 17th in the long jump at 4.52m. Her St Francis University teammate, Akil Boisson was 12th in the men’s 400m with a 51.23 seconds run and 24th in the 60m in 7.56.

In Oklahoma, Oklahoma City University sprinter Ian Thomas got to the line in 7.04 seconds for 17th spot in the J.D. Martin Invitational men’s 60m dash. Wiley College’s Shaiann Charles threw 9.42m for 19th spot in the women’s shot put.

At the Meyo Invitational, in Indiana, University of Iowa’s Ianna Roach threw 13.36m to finish 26th in the women’s shot put. Kion Benjamin was 10th fastest in the men’s 60m semis in 6.93 seconds, and did not progress to the final. In the opening round, the University of Minnesota freshman had clocked 6.88. Benjamin finished 18th overall in the 200 in 22.04.

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