Wells Takes Title With Record Time


Tribune Sports Reporter


Bahamian student athletes continue to produce milestones on a weekly basis throughout the NCAA Division I Track and Field Indoor season.

At the 4th Indoor Gorilla Classic in Pittsburg, Kansas, Sasha Wells etched her name in the Oral Roberts record books with a programme record time of 8.48 secs to win the 60m hurdles. Wells originally set the record in the prelims and matched the time in the finals to take the title.

Also for Oral Roberts, freshmen quartermiler Bradley Dormeus finished third in the 400m in 47.55 secs. He was also a member of the 4x400m relay team than ran 3:11.57 secs for second place, the top time of any Summit League conference team this season.

At the Don Kirby Elite in Albuquerque, New Mexico Charisma Taylor continued her stellar indoor season with three top ten finishes. She broke the Washington State Cougars’ freshman indoor record in the 60m hurdles, with a time of 8.30 secs. She finished 8th in the event. Taylor also placed sixth overall in the triple jump at 41-feet 1/2 inches (12.51m) and 10th in the long jump at 19-0 ¾ (5.81m).

Jyles Etienne continued to produce top finishes in the men’s high jump for the Indiana Hoosiers. He took first place with a clearance of height of 2.15m (7’ .5”).

Doniesha Anderson was a member of the 4x400m team for the Florida Gators that ran 3:31.64 secs that ranked No.5 in the NCAA and was No.8 All-Time in the programme’s record book.

Several Bahamians were also in action at the Tiger Paw Invitational in South Carolina.

Samson Colebrooke set a new personal record in the 60m and ran the third fastest time in Purdue Boilermakers history at 6.65 secs. The junior’s time ties the 19th-fastest in the nation and earned him sixth-place in the race.

The Houston Cougars’ Brianne Bethel moved up to No 1 in the American Athletic Conference in the 200m dash with a personal best time of 23.45 secs.

Competing at the Howie Ryan Invitational, Texas Southern’s Alexis Gray won both the 60m (7.48) and 200m (24.08).


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