Kyron McMaster

20 year old Kyron McMaster of British Virgin Islands (BVI), the 2016 World Junior bronze medallist, ran a world leading time to win the men’s 400m hurdles here at the Jamaica Invitational.

McMaster, who ran from lane five, took control of the race early and was unchallenged in the straight as he rushed across the line in 47.80.
Jaheel Hyde, Jamaica’s twice World Junior champion and record holder at that level, matched American Bershawn Jackson stride for stride into the straight before powering home in 48.52secs, a personal best for second.

Jackson was third in 48.63.

Natoya Goule, four-time Jamaica National champion, finished second in the women’s 800m – 2:01.80 behind Charlene Lipsey of USA, 2:01.09.
Aisha Praught, Jamaica’s 3,000m steeplechase record holder, won this event in 9:31.86 ahead of USA’s Sarah Pease 9:48.89.

Federic Dacres topped the men’s discus, on his final throw, 66.38m for a new meet record.

Earlier in the development segment, Sasha Lee Forbes ran a personal best 11.13 to win the women’s 100m.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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