Sophomore sets personal-best time at Fastrack Season Opener

Multis competitor Crystal Jones practices hurdles at the Temple Sports Complex in February 2017 during her sophomore season. | KAIT MOORE / TTN FILE PHOTO

Sophomore sprinter and hurdler Ebonee Jackson didn’t break her personal best record just once. She did it twice.

After setting a record in the preliminary round, Jackson set a personal-best time of 8.59 seconds to win the 60-meter hurdles at the Fastrack Season Opener at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Staten Island, New York on Saturday.

Jackson, whose finish was six seconds away from a program record, was one of 10 top-10 finishers for the Owls in their first indoor event of the season.

Junior multis competitor Crystal Jones also claimed a first-place finish. She won the high jump with 5-foot-5-inch leap.  Freshman jumper Kayla Nesbitt-McEwen had a 5-foot-1-inch mark to place fourth.

Freshman hurdler Sydney Williams placed sixth in the the 60 hurdles with a time of 8.97 seconds.

Temple had two runners place in the top 10 of the 60. Freshman sprinter Skylar Sykes finished fifth with a time of 7.84 seconds, and junior Sylvia Wilson placed sixth with a time of 7.88 seconds.

In the 1000, freshman distance runner Helene Gottlieb and sophomore sprinter Jazmyne Williams placed second and seventh, respectively. Gottlieb finished with a time of two minutes, 56.3 seconds, while Williams had a time of 3:04.

Three Owls finished in the top 10 of the 200 including Williams, who placed third with a time of 25.65. Sophomore sprinter Madison Beecher placed fifth, finishing with a time of 25.93. Sykes placed 10th.

Temple will continue its indoor season at the Navy Lid Lifter in Annapolis, Maryland, on Tuesday.

Donovan Hugel
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