Another weekend of indoor track and field activity on the U.S collegiate scene, found Cayman’s representatives again putting up some good marks.
At the Tom Jones Memorial Classic hosted by the University of Florida, Florida International’s Ronald Forbes sped 55 meters over the hurdles in a time of 7.33 seconds to place second of 45 preliminary entrants, and better the provisional qualifying mark for the NCAA Division I National Championships in March. In the final, his 7.28 mark for fourth place pushed him even closer to the automatic qualifying time. Additionally ,he competed at 200 meters, clocking 22.33, and also anchored the Golden Panthers men’s 4 x 400 relay quartet. His hurdle success was all the more satisfying, since he narrowly missed the qualifying standard the previous weekend, after a delayed flight and a ground transportation foulup on the way to Louisiana State allowed him only a minimal warmup.
Home,sweet home.Carl Morgan is finding the triple jump runway in the Murphy Center at Middle Tennessee State University extremely friendly as he posted his second victory in that event in two weeks, extending his best mark to 49’2″.He placed second in the 400 meter dash with a 49.37 clocking, and teamed with twin brother Carlos and a pair of other Blue Raiders to garner the third spot in the 4 x 400 relay, as the foursome turned in a 3:18.71,good for third-place honours.
Carlos hit for 46′ 5 1/2″, and fourth place in his first triple jump outing for the season, and ran 52.12
for 400 meters.
At the Arkansas Razorback Invitational, Andrew Ibeh, running unattached, posted a 2:04.22 over 800 meters.
All of these athletes, along with several others, anticipate more action on Super Sunday weekend as U.S.collegiate indoor action is in full swing.