By Anthony Foster in Kingston, Jamaica

Jeffery Gibson and Janieve Russell won the 400m hurdles events at the Jamaica Invitational (IAAF World Challenge) here at the National Stadium.

Jamaican Russell, the 2012 World Junior champion, who waited before making her move on the final curve, won in 54.61secs.

Ristananna Tracey, who battled with American Leah Nugent in the homestretch, finished second in 55.31.

Nugent was third in 56.24 while Jamaicans Ronda Whyte 56.41 and Rushell Clayton 56.86 were fourth and fifth respectively.

In the men’s event, Gibson, the World bronze medallist, who trailed up to the final hurdle, powered home in 48.96.

Jamaican Jaheel Hyde, who wrestled with Americans Bershawn Jackson, finished second in 49.16 to the latter’s 49.29.

Jamaicans Roxroy Cato 49.32, Andrae Clarke 50.25 and Annsert Whyte 50.26 were fourth, fifth and sixth respectively.

Stanley Kebenie (USA) won the men's steeplechase in 3:36.37 ahead of Haron Lagat (KEN) 8:36.85 and Alex Genest (CAN) 8:37.81

Earlier in the development section, Demish Gaye (JAM) topped the men's 400m development in 45.61 ahead of Javere Bell (JAM) 46.04 and Mame Iba Anne (FRA) 46.68 

Jody-Ann Muir won the women's 400m development in 52.08 ahead of fellow Jamaicans, Dawnalee Loney 52.38 and Verone Chambers 52.61

Kemarley Brown topped the men's development 100m dash in 10.03 while Shimayra Williams (JAM) 11.39 finished ahead Sashalee Forbes 11.48 in the women’s section.


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