Jones wins Austin Sealy Award
FORT de FRANCE – Akela Jones has won the Austin Sealy Award here at the 2014 CARIFTA Games.
Jones, an 18-year-old sophomore at Oklahoma Baptist University, won three gold medals in the 43rd edition of the games at the Stade Municipal Pierre Aliker.
She won the Under-20 girls’ long jump with a leap of 6.32 metres, her first outdoor jump of the season.
In the high jump, she cleared 1.84 metres, but was unsuccessful at 1.88, which would have also given her the record.
In the final performance, she won the 100m hurdles in 13.55 seconds.
The high jump and hurdles took place within hours of each other today.
Jones will celebrate her 19th birthday tomorrow. (SAT)