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Andrew Riley Becomes First Male Athlete To Win 100m & 110m NCAA Hurdles Titles In Same Year

Just yesterday, former Calabar High School student Andrew Riley became the first male athlete in NCAA history to win the 100m and 110m hurdles titles in the same year. Riley is a senior at University of Illinois, and at the NCAA Outdoor Championships yesterday, he clocked a time of 13.53 seconds to win the 110m hurdles title. This follows his victory last Saturday (June 2), when he won the 100m title with a personal best time of 10.19 seconds.

Riley’s latest victory marks his fourth career NCAA title, which ties him for the most ever in program history.

Posted: June 10th, 2012 | Filed under: NCAA | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Chad Wright Becomes First Jamaican To Win Discus Event At NCAA Division 1 Outdoor Track & Field Championships

21 year old Chad Wright, a former Calabar High School athlete, yesterday became the first Jamaican to win the discus event at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division 1 Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Wright threw a personal best of 62.79 metres at the Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa to win the event. His previous best was 62.18m, achieved just last month.

Wright’s winning throw yesterday, was the longest in the Division One for 2012, and second all-time in the Husker record books.

Posted: June 7th, 2012 | Filed under: NCAA | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »