ACCC track athletes excel in jumping and sprint events

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January 28, 2010 - 12:00 AM

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Allen County Community College’s jumping event athletes had another field day at last weekend’s University of Ar-kansas Razorback Invitational.
NJCAA third-ranked Cameron Parker, ACCC sophomore, had another triple jump over 50 feet. Parker captured third place with a leap of 50 feet, 31⁄2 inches.
Parker was the top collegiate athlete in the competition. Two professional triple jumpers finished ahead of him.
Jarrett Criddle placed 10th in the men’s triple jump with a distance of 45’93⁄4”. Keith Bateman finished 12th in the men’s long jump at 19’61⁄4”.
Top-ranked women’s high jumper Postenea Louisjeune tied for sixth in her competition in Arkansas. She cleared the bar at 5’6”, which is the second-best jump of the young season. Louisjeune has the top jump of 5’61⁄2”.
Louisjeune finished in 18th place in the women’s long jump at 17’ 23⁄3”. She is ranked fifth among NJCAA jumpers in the event.
ACCC teammates Rackell Goldson and Akilah Threadgill were 27th and 28th last weekend at 14’111⁄4” and 14’11⁄4”, respectively.
Angelia Larrier was 39th in the 60-meter dash in 7.89 seconds and 4th in the 200 meters in 26.11 seconds. Amanda Smith plac-ed 39th in the 400-meter dash in 1:00.01.
Running the eighth fastest time at the Razorback Invitational in the 60-meter dash was ACCC’s Isiah Young in 6.85 seconds. Young is ranked third in the 60 meters.
ACCC also had Kyran Stewart (7.05) and DeAndre Simmons (7.06) running in the 60-meter preliminaries. Selwyn Tatum ran unattached and posted a time of 7.12 seconds.
Young and DeAndre Simmons, ranked sixth and eighth in the 200-meter dash, were 28th and 29th in the race last weekend. Young and Tatum, competing unattached, tied for 28th in 22.22 seconds and Simmons ran the race in 22.30 seconds.
Allen County’s Trent Huling moved into fifth-place among NJCAA 400-meter runners. Huling ran 49.32 seconds for 26th.
Teammates John Thur-ston, Abraham Walker and Jean Frenot were 34th, 35th and 42nd in 50.04, 50.18 and 50.65, respectively.
Huling, Thurston and Walker ran NJCAA national meet qualifying times.
Kyrese Bank, who is ranked 10th in the 600-meter run, placed 10th in the 800-meter run last Saturday. He ran the distance in 2 minutes and 4.07 seconds.
Justin Boyd posted a personal-best time of 873 seconds in the preliminaries of the 60-meter hurdles.
The Red Devil track athletes continue the indoor season at Missouri Southern State’s Baymont Inn/Fazolis Invitational  at Joplin, Mo.

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