Natoya Goule wins 800m at Bob Pollock invite as Jamaican collegians shine on NCAA indoor circuit

By January 31, 2021

Natoya Goule picked up another win on the indoor circuit this season when she sped to victory on the 800m at the Clemson Bob Pollock Invitational on Saturday.

The 2019 World Championships finalist cruised to a time of 2:01.07 finishing well clear of Sarah Hendrick of Kennesaw State, who crossed the finish line in 2:05.64. Andrea Foster of Clemson was third in 2:06.15.

The performance capped wins for Jamaican athletes at the two-day meet that began on Friday.

Trishauna Hemmings won yet another 60m sprint hurdles race, this time in 8.12 in a blanket-finish over Destinee Rocker (8.13).  Jeanine Williams was third in 8.20.

The outcome might well have been different had 2015 World Champion Danielle Williams had not been disqualified for a false start. The 2019 World Championships bronze medalist had shaken off months of rust to win her preliminary heat in 7.97s.

The men’s event went to Clemson’s LaFranz Campbell in 7.85.

Filip Demsar was second in 7.93 while Tyson Williams was third in 8.02.

At the Texas Tech Invitational at Lubbock, Texas on Friday, Charokee Young won the 400m in 52.64 in a Texas A&M 1-2-3.

Syaira Richardson won the silver medal in 53.28 while Jania Martin (53.59) was third.

 

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