Janeek Brown Jamaica Trials
Janeek Brown 12.68 wins the women's 100m hurdles semifinal

KINGSTON, Jamaica — National 100m hurdles record holder and world leader Janeek Brown has joined the professional ranks.

Two weeks ago Brown ran 12.40 seconds to erase Brigitte Foster-Hylton’s 2003 record of 12.45s to win the NCAA 100m hurdles title for Arkansas.

“Representing the Razorbacks was truly a blessing. I grew as an individual and became a better teammate,” said Brown, who was the favourite to win the Jamaica Trials.

She continued: “But another dream is now waiting to begin. I have made the decision to forego my last two years of collegiate athletics. Now, I’ll take my talents to the professional stage.”

So far this season, all Brown’s times 12.98, 12.97. 12.91, 12.57, 12.84, 12.55, 12.89, 12.71 and 12.53, were below 13 seconds.

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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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