by Michael Bascombe

Here is a round-up of performances of some of our track and field athletes in competition during the past week.

On Thursday at the Linz Indoor Meet in Austria on Thursday – Alleyne Francique commanded the 400m until Austrian Clemens Zeller pushed him on the infield. Zeller, who finished first (47.32), was later disqualified for impeding Francique, who jogged the final 80 metres.

His next meet is in Valencia, Spain on February 9th.

At the Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden in New York Friday night, Neisha Bernard-Thomas finished third in the women’s 600 yards. Her time was 1:21.72 behind Americans Lashinda Demus (1:20.79) and Angel Perkins (1:21.31) respectively.

Bernard-Thomas next competes in her pet event, 800m at the New Balance Invitational at the Armory in New York on Friday

On the weekend, Joel Redhead (Bethune-Cookman University) won the 400m Invitational at the Indiana Relays Open at the Gladstein Fieldhouse. His winning time was 47.58. At that same meet, Kendell Simon (Findlay University) was 8th in the 800m Invitational in 1:55.13.

Rockel Mitchell anchored Bethune-Cookman’s 4x400m relay into second position in 3:46.68.

At the Rod Mc Cravy Invitational in Kentucky, Andon Mitchell (Texas Christian University) was 8th in the 60 meters in 6.80 secs.

Across the border in Canada, Janelle Redhead anchored her school’s teams to second position in the 4×200 and 4x400m relays.

Redhead clocked 25.08 seconds (hand-timed) in the 4x200m and 60.80 seconds (hand-timed) split in the 4x400m.

She will next compete on February 16th.

Please click here to see separate story on the performance of Randy Lewis.

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