It only took Devin Jenkins 6.68 seconds to shift Head Track and Field coach Brian Johnson’s focus to the outdoor track and field season.
That’s in large part to the sophomore from Hawaii winning first place in the 60m as Southern University opened the 2014 season at the University of Houston Invitational Friday.
Jenkins’ time of 6.68 in the prelims was an explosive start to the indoor season, but his 6.67 in the finals set the standard for what could be a memorable 2014 campaign
“When Devin ran 6.68, my first reaction was he is going to run 9.90 in the 100m when the season is over,” Johnson said.
“I think him setting this record so early means the next meet we go to he is going to break it again. Devin is focus this year and he is becoming a leader and it is starting to trickle down to everyone on our team.”
Other notable performances were Sherrelle Jordan falling .01 away from her personal best in the hurdles.
Georgeanna Felder posted a third place finish in the women’s weight throw with a distance of 15.92m.
Southern returns to action at the KMS Invitational hosted by Southern Mississippi Jan. 30 in the Birmingham CrossPlex.
“I am very excited for this group and cant wait to see them achieve their goals for this season.”