Forbes fast in hurdles

Ronald Forbes of Florida International University, who posted a 7.68 second mark for the 60 meter hurdles at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational at the Armory in New York City last Saturday,has qualified for that event for the IAAF Indoor World Championships in Valencia, Spain from March 7-9.His time, well within the needed standard of 7.75, ties Ty Akins of Auburn for the best collegiate mark this season in the United States.

His achievement also ranks him as the eighteenth fastest performer in the world at this distance this year in the IAAF standings.

His mark converts to a 55 meter hurdle performance of 7.15 seconds, which places him in a second-place tie in the world rankings with Akins at that distance behind Allan Johnson of the United States.

These two marks are school records and Cayman Islands national records.