Bahamian collegians excel at various indoor meets
High jumper Kenya Culmer had another stellar indoor performance this past weekend.
The freshman, competing for Illinois University, bowed out of the women’s high jump competition at the Gladstein Invitational in Bloomington, Indiana at 1.66 meters(m)over the weekend. She was tied for fifth with Canadian Emma Kimoto in the event.
Culmer will be in action again this coming weekend. She is coming off a victory in the high jump event about a week ago and has already posted qualifying marks for the CARIFTA Track and Field Championships. Also competing this past weekend was Michelle Cumberbatch of Lincoln University. She was 10th overall in the 600m at the Illini Classic. Her time of 1:41.11 gave her a win in the third heat. Jayla McArthur had the winning time of 1:34.24 in the final. Her teammates, Marissa Golliday and Amanda Duvendack, were second and third respectively in times of 1:34.74 and 1:36.15. At that same meet, Aaron Wilmore ran 24.46 seconds in the 200m.
At the University of Illinois at Armory, LaToy Williams, a senior at Texas Tech, ran 1:10.73 to win the men’s 600m. Finishing second and third were John Parks and Tayron Reyes. Parks ran 1:11.38 and Reyes posted a time of 1:11.50. Geno Jones, a freshman at Louisiana State University(LSU), clocked 6.92 seconds for sixth in the 60m dash. The winning time of 6.63 seconds was posted by Gerald Phiri. Jones was disqualified in the 200m.
Demetrius Pinder, a senior at Texas A&M, won the 400m in 46.87 seconds. He competed at duel meet between Texas A&M and LSU, which was
held at College Station in Texas.
The Iowa State Track and Field Open, in Ames, Iowa, saw Brandon Miller clock 50.38 seconds in the 400m. He was ranked ninth overall. Nathan Arnett crossed the finish line in 8.04 seconds to qualify for the final of his event. He was disqualified in the final. Putting on a good performance at the Mountaineer Indoor Open Track Meet was Amara Jones who competes for Savannah State.
She posted a winning time of 55.09 seconds. Jasmine Ingram was second in 55.96 seconds and Aleah Hordges, teammate of Jones, posted a time of 58.54 seconds.