#THE University of The Bahamas Mingoes picked up two wins to go along with other strong finishes at DTSP Wolfpack’s Neville Wisdom Classic at The Thomas A Robinson National Stadium Saturday.
#Kenold Jean won the open men’s 3000m event and Lhevinne Joseph won the open men’s 800m event. Jaidyn Brown had a top three finish in the open men’s high jump as well.
#Head coach Ednal Rolle said he was pleased with the team’s performance in only the second meet of the year.
#“It was a great performance from the team,” he said.
#“I had four Mingoes with season’s best performances, so I’m excited as this is only the second meet of the season. We are steadily improving as I expected and I’m looking for a great season going forward.”
#Kenold Jean started The Mingoes off with a solid win the open men’s 3000m event. Jean won the event in 10 minutes 40.74 seconds. Nathan Johnson of Hurry Murray took second in 10:46.09.
#Middle-distance specialist Lhevinne Joseph won the open men’s 800m event in 1:56.16—a second and a half ahead of his nearest competitor. Kenzie Knowles of Swift Athletics took second in 1:57.66. Jackson Ozias took fourth spot for The Mingoes in 2:05.61. Joseph never trailed after the 100 metre break in the race.
#“I felt really good out there for the first 800- metre event of the season,” Joseph said.
#“The whole goal of the race was to take the first 400 comfortably and then make the whole race as comfortable as possible.
#“I wanted to get there in 57 seconds and then bring it back. This was my third best time of all time and that’s a good time to have in only my second meet of the season. I’m hoping to get to a 1:52 by the end of the season.”
#Jaidyn Brown took the third in open high jump clearing 1.8m (5-10 ¾). Brown easily cleared 1.75m (5-9 ½) but had two knockdowns at 1.8m and cleared on his third attempt. He had three knockdowns at 1.85m (6-1).
#Brianique Strachan finished fourth in the open women’s 100m event in a time of 12.53 seconds. Tamara Myers of Leap of Faith won the event in 12.16 seconds.
#In the open women’s 800m event, Lakeicia Lewis finished fourth in 2:35.21 and Fridline Augustin finished sixth in 2:40.69.
#Dennis Williamson took fifth spot in the open men’s 200m in 22.84 seconds. Jeremiah Adderley from DTSP Wolfpack won the event in 21.89 seconds.