Jamaican transfer Hewitt impresses Clemson coach with range

By January 12, 2019
Clemson University's Fabian Hewitt. Clemson University's Fabian Hewitt.

Former Calabar High alumni Fabian Hewitt has made a good early impression on Clemson University head coach Mark Elliot after setting a new personal best at the 2019 Clemson Orange and Purple Elite meet on Friday.

At the team’s second meet of the season, the 21-year-old, who earlier transferred from Wiley College, clocked the personal best in the men’s 300m with a time of 33.78.  The run saw Hewitt eclipse his previous best and team-leading 34.30, which he set for the Tigers on his debut in December.

The effort put the Jamaican athlete second behind South Carolina’s Arinz Chance, who took the event with a time of 33.00.  Third place went to Hewitt’s teammate Deonte Tolbert who stopped the clock at 33.98.

 The athlete’s run was perhaps even more impressive as he competed in the men’s 60m dash preliminary round a little over two hours prior.  In that event, Hewitt recorded the 10th best time after stopping the clock at 6.89, which earned the glowing assessment from the coach.

“Some of our incoming student-athletes such as Fabian [Hewitt] in the 300m and the 60m showed today that he has good range,” was Elliott’s assessment.

Kwesi Mugisa

Kwesi has been a sports journalist with more than 10-years’ experience in the field. First as a Sports Reporter with The Gleaner in the early 2000s before he made the almost natural transition to becoming an editor. Since then he has led the revamp of The Star’s sports offering, making it a more engaging and forward-thinking component of the most popular tabloid newspaper in the Caribbean.

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