World Champions Brittni Mason, Josh Cinnamo Shine on Second Day of Desert Challenge
by U.S. Paralympics Track & Field
MESA – In their first major competition since the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships, world champions and Paralympic hopefuls Brittni Mason (Richmond Heights, Ohio) and Josh Cinnamo (San Diego, California) proved that their still top in form as each took home impressive wins on the second day of competition at the Desert Challenge Games. Mason took the top spot in the women’s 200m T45-47 dash while Cinnamo threw a season best 15.80 in the men’s shot put F46.
Paralympian Desmond Jackson (Durham, North Carolina) secured a double win in Saturday’s competition winning both the men’s long jump T63 and 100m T63 with ease. Paralympic silver medalist Richard Browne (Jackson, Mississippi) returned to glory with an impressive 7.08m in the men’s long jump T64. Other highlights from the second day of competition included wins from Paralympians Kym Crosby and Daniel Romanchuk along with top finishes from Paralympic hopefuls Jaleen Roberts and Noelle Lambert. Team USA returns to competition for the third and final day Sunday. Competition schedule may be found on the Arizona Disabled Sports website with live results available here.
“It’s always nice to come to Arizona where the weather is good and the rings are nice. Every week we’re trying to stretch the tape out a little further and that’s what this week was – trying to clean up what was bothering us last week in Tucson. We cleaned that up a lot at the end of the meet.”
“It’s my first competition so I’m just trying to get my legs under me and it was a good competition. I really wanted to get the nerves out since we’ve been out for a year and half now. It’s been a long season with a lot of training and I did what I wanted to.”
“I’m feeling good. I did my 200 meter today, the first one of the season. It felt good, I got off the block strong and finished strong. I’m feeling ready for the 100m tomorrow.”