Horsford takes silver, double bronze for Zinara Lesley | Local sports
Tyriq Horsford won the silver medal in the men’s javelin at the Maroon and White Invite in Mississippi, USA on Saturday. The Mississippi State University student threw 72.20 yards. Four of Horsford’s throws crossed the 70-yard mark – 71.61, 70.40, 72.20 and 72.15.
At the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region VI Championships in Kansas, Zinara Lesley earned the bronze double. The Cowley College runner was third in the women’s 800 meters in two minutes and 18.86 seconds. She did the same in the 1500 in 4: 47.96.
Judah Taylor was seventh in her section and eighth in the overall men’s 400m in 48.39 seconds. His Butler Community College teammate Jerod Elcock was 11th in the men’s 200m with a run of 21.39 and 13th in the 100 in 10.59.
In Indiana, Ianna Roach was sixth in the Billy Hayes Invite women’s shot put. The University of Iowa student threw the iron ball 14.50 m.
In a double encounter between the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of Southern California (USC), Rae-Anne Serville took seventh place in the women’s 400m. The USC rookie completed his lap in 53.08 seconds. The timing was the third fastest of Serville’s career, behind her junior record of 52.89 in Trinidad and Tobago and a run of 53.02 she produced on April 17.
In Florida, Khalifa St Fort was second in her section and eighth overall in the women’s 100m final of Pure Athletics Sprint Elite Meet in 11.47 seconds. Kai Selvon was 12th in 11.74. In the qualifying round, St Fort clocked a wind-assisted 11.44 while Selvon came to the line in a windy 11.69.
André Marcano’s run of 10.52 seconds earned him 18th place overall in the men’s 100m final. In the prelims, Marcano clocked a time of 10.43, while Keston Bledman came home in a wind of 10.39. Bledman, however, was not a starter in the final.
Last week in Kentucky on Monday, Iantha Wright won the women’s sprint double at the Mid-South Conference Championship. The Life University student stopped the clock at 11.73 seconds to win the 100m title. In the 200 she won in 24.34.