Two astonishing world class performances came at the Texas Tech Corky Classic on Saturday (15). Bahama's young sprinter Terrence Jones equaled the NCAA 60m dash record while his teammate from Texas Tech Ruth Usoro smashed NCAA triple jump indoor record.
The 19 year-old Jones after setting the fastest time in the heats and smashing national record in the 60m of 6.53, ran much faster in the final, clocking 6.45 to win the event. Jones equaled Christaine Coleman's and Leonard Myles-Mills' NCAA 60m indoor record and moved himself to #9 spot on the all time lists. Interestingly, last year Jones didn't even completed in the 60m or 100m as a freshman at Texas Tech. Last season he set a national U20 record of 20.36 for 200m. Jones personal best in the 100 10.39 seconds is from two years ago.
Nigeria's Ruth Usoro highlighted the field events at Corky Classic. After winning the long jump with with 6.48m on Friday, the 24-year-old returned to action on Saturday to win the triple jump with a surprising leap of 14.76m, smashing the NCAA women's triple jump and her own outdoor national record.
Texas Tech Corky Classic results here.
Elswhere KC Lightfoot (5.91m) and Olympic champion Katie Nageotte (4.60m) produced World-Leading clearances At UCS Spirit National Pole Vault Summit in Reno Nevada. Lightfoot, the NCAA indoor record holder, defetaed Olympic silver medalist Chris Nilsen who cleared 5.81m for second. See the complete Pole Vault Summit results here.
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