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ALTIS athletes impress at Sun Angel Classic

Ellie Spain

Ellie Spain

ALTIS Director of Education

This weekend saw a sizzling show of form from ALTIS athletes, including a National Record, Stadium Records, and multiple lifetime best performances at the ASU Sun Angel Classic.

Stand-out performances came from Wilfred Koffi, who seized ownership of the 100m National Record for the Ivory Coast with a performance of 10.01 (+1.1). Ameer Webb also looked in impressive form as he set a new PR with a run of 10.03 in the same race. The 100m also saw competitive performances from Akeem Haynes (10.26), Jahvid Best (10.30), and Albert Huntley (10.38). Mahogany Jones (11.48) and Shai-Anne Davis (11.49) led the way for our female sprinters in the women’s 100m.

In the 200m, Canadian Andre De Grasse was the stand out performer, recording a time of 20.23 (+0.5). Mexican National Record holder Carlos Herrera ran 20.41, with Jeremy Dodson running 20.55 and Beejay Lee, 20.57. Whilst British star Jodie Williams showed her early season form in the Women’s 200m running 22.99, just ahead of Mahogany Jones who ran 23.02. Taylor Evans (23.79) and Candace Jackson (23.89) completed the ALTIS line-up.

It was a fine night in the jump competitions for ALTIS as Josh Honeycutt claimed victory in the triple jump with 15.68m. ALTIS won both men’s and women’s long jump competitions; Japheth Cato won the men’s long jump with 7.62m, Christabel Nettey (6.88m) and Tori Polk (6.67m) claimed the top two spots in the women’s competition.

The multi-events saw Kaylon Eppinger (13.35) compete in the 100m hurdles and 200m dash (25.17). N’aithan Scott finished fifth in the 110 hurdles with a time of 14.44, Jordan Watkins recording 14.66 in the same race. In the men’s Pole Vault John Prader cleared 5.35m to claim the win, Tori Pena finished a creditable second place with a clearance of 4.25m.

But it was in the 4×100 that ALTIS underlined their sprinting prowess and finished the weekend on a high. ALTIS claimed the top two spots with the Huntley, Dodson, Lee, Herrera running 38.92 for second; Haynes, De Grasse, Koffi, Webb set a new Stadium Record with 38.40 to win the event in first.

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