Yohan Blake and Shericka Jackson were among the Jamaican winners at Wednesday’s (28 March) Queensland International Track Classic, a warm-up meet for the Commonwealth Games.

Blake won the men’s 100m in 10.34secs to beat Canadian Aaron Brown, 10.41 and Australian Rohan, 10.46.

Julian Forte, the race 2 winner, was timed in 10.48.

Olympic 100m and 200m champion Thompson won her heat of the women’s event in 11.72 (-1.7m/s), ahead of Corinne Humphreys of England, 11.93.

However, in the other heat, Jamaica’s Olympic finalist Christania Williams was second in 11.63, behind overall winner Dina Asher-Smith, 11.31secs, the wind here was negative 1.0m/s.

Jackson was the fastest in the women’s 200m, winning her heat in 23.05 (-1.3m/s) from Britain’s Bianca Williams, 23.56 and Australia’s Riley Day, 23.57.

In the women’s 400m, Stephenie-Ann McPherson was the fastest with 51.07, topping race two winner Amantle Montsho of Botswana, 51.79.

Jamaica’s Tajay Gayle won the men’s long jump with 7.95, just edging Sri Lankan Janak Wimalasiri, 7.93m.

Ronald Levy topped the men’s 110m hurdles field in 13.83 (-1.8m/s wind) ahead of David King of England, 13.92.

Jamaica’s Janieve Russell, 55.10, finished behind South Africa’s Wanda Nel, who ran ran 55.01 to win the women’s 400m hurdles.

Megan Tapper ran 13.65 (-2.1m/s wind) finished 4th in the women’s 100m hurdles, won by Australian Brianna Beachan in 13.41.

Rusheen McDonald was the 10th fastest 400m finisher in 47.91. The event was won by Leaname Maotoanong of Botswana in 46.35.

O’Dayne Richards threw 19.77m to take second spot in the men’s shot put, taken by Australian Damien Birkinhead, 20.30m

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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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