BATON ROUGE: Armand Duplantis and his World lead 594 and close attempt at 601. It was also school and facility record and 2nd best NCAA all-time. Jamaican Damar Forbes leaped to 811 (+2.0) in long jump and Rodney Brown got 64.60 in discus. On the women side Briton Lucy Bryan 450 PB in the pole vault, TrinidadÂ´s Portious Warren PB in shot put 18.61 over Jeneva Stevens 18.44 and also PB for Janee Kassanavoid 73.00 in hammer ahead of Jeneah Stewart 72.70. Another top mark 22.78 PB (-0.1) in the 200 m by U20 sprinter ShaÂ´Carri Richardson over Kimberlyn Duncan 23.11. Richardson also clocked windy 11.06 (+2.4) in the 100 m over Quanesha Burks 11.20. More windy sprints by Kary Vincent 10.07 (+2.6) in the 100 m, TrinidadÂ´s Jereem Richards 20.43 (+2.4) in the 200 m and Tonea Marshall 12.74 (+3.9) women hurdles.
RunBlogRun opines: The careful development of young elite athletes is key. Mondo Duplantis is one of those talents who comes every few decades. The devotion of his parents, the support of his federation and the support of his college program all add up.