Christopher Taylor named in Jamaica's team for IAAF World U20 Championships
Christopher Taylor named in Jamaica's team for IAAF World U20 Championships

Several Jamaicans will be in action on Sunday (24 Jan) at the American Track League in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Jamaican Christopher Taylor faces American Fred Kerley in the clash of the day.

The day’s anticipated event is the showdown between Jamaican Christopher Taylor and American Fred Kerley in 400m. Both men, fresh in opening their seasons, will have fair competition from Americans Kyle Clemons and Amere Lattin.

Taylor, 21, is Jamaica’s rising star in the 200m/400m events. He is a former World Youth champion and silver medallist at the World U20 Championships in 2018.

Four Jamaicans, Omar McLeod, Senoj-Jay Givans, Andre Ewers, and Tyquendo Tracey, are down to contest the men’s 60m dash. McLeod and Givans face Canadian Andre De Grasse, American Demek Kemp, and Nigerian Divine Oduduru in heat one. Ewers and Tracey are in heat two with Great Britain’s Adam Gemili and Americans Trayvon Bromell, Brandon Carnes, Marvin Bracy, and Rodney Rowe.

Brittany Anderson and Christania Williams will start in the women’s 60m dash. Anderson will face Americans Kayla White, Teahna Daniels, Gabby Thomas, Caitland Smith, and Sha’Keela Saunders in heat 1.

Williams will take on Great Britain’s Daryll Neita, Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria, and Americans Keni Harrison and Morolake Akinosun in heat 2.

In the women’s 60m hurdles, Jamaicans Brittany Anderson and Dominique Blake face-off with top Americans such as Tonea Marshall and Kiara Parker.

However, heat two of the event is expected to be the hottest with Americans Taliyah Brooks, Christina Clemons, Ashley Spencer, and Tiffany Porter of Great Britain.

The men’s 60m hurdles will have American world champion Grant Holloway and compatriots Trey Holloway, Chad Zallow, Larry Donald, Wellington Zaza, Michael Dickson, and Tyler Brendel.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Ruebin Walters and Eddie Lovett of the US Virgin Islands are also down to compete.

Americans Shamier Little, Wadaline Jonathas, and Quanera Hayes are the top names in the women’s 400m. To do that impressive field Trinidad and Tobago’s Sparkle McKnight and Lina Nielsen of Great Britain.

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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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