Javon Francis goes in search of Doha 2019 World Championships qualifying mark at this weekend's (31 Aug) Blue Marlin Track and Field Classic Meet - Felix Sanchez Invitational... New York Grand Prix
Javon Francis goes in search of Doha 2019 World Championships qualifying mark at this weekend's (31 Aug) Blue Marlin Track and Field Classic Meet

Javon Francis won the men’s 300m dash at Thursday’s (23 July) PVAMU Back To The Track Series, Meet 1, in Texas, USA.

Francis, Rio 2016 Olympic Games 4x400m silver medalist, ran 32.98 to take a comfortable victory.

The two-time Jamaican 400m champion beat Kahmari Montgomery, 33.29 and Elijah Hall, 36.17.

Francis, heat one winner of the men’s 150m in 15.79, finished 3rd overall behind Cordero Gray, 15.64 and Montgomery, 15.65.

In the women’s event, won by American Natasha Hastings in 36.51, Grenadian Kanika Beckles, 38.76 and Jamaican Rushelle Burton, 42.19 were 4th and 5th respectively.

Burton, who is a sprint hurdler, ran 7.99 for 6th in the women’s 60m dash. She also ran the 150m dash and finished 8th in 18.93 (-1.9m/s).

Guyanese Brenessa Thompson, winner of heat one in 7.69 (-1.3m/s wind), was 3rd overall in the women’s 60m. Morolake Akinosun won the event in 7.46 (-2.0m/s) ahead of Gabrielle Thomas, 7.52.

Thompson was 4th in the 150m event, her time 17.80. Thomas won in 17.22 ahead of Hastings, 17.70 and Candyce McGrone, 17.79s.

Barbadians Mario Burke, 6.73 (-1.4m/s) and Shane Brathwaite, 6.96 (-1.5m/s) finished 3rd and 8th respectively in the men’s 60m. Elijah Hall won the event in 6.71 (-0.7m/s) ahead of Bryce Robinson, 6.71 (-1.4m/s).

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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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