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

Jamaican Ryan Brown won the men’s long jump. Javon Francis and Shadae Lawrence picked up minor placings at Sunday’s (6 June) USATF Showcase held at Prairie View A&M Stadium in Texas.

Brown, 8.04m and Damar Forbes, 7.97m, finished 1-2 in the men’s long jump. Tyrone Smith of Bermuda finished fourth with 7.80m.

Lawrence threw 62.48m to take second behind Valarie Allman of the USA, 67.74m in the women’s discus. Lawrence, who shattered Jamaica’s national discus record twice in the space of minutes in May, opened with 62.26m.

Joseph Brown of the USA was the men’s discus winner with 60.18m.

Francis ran 46.05 for third in the men’s 400m, won by American Wilbert London III, 45.45.
Michael Joseph of St. Lucia was eighth in 47.03, and Jamaica Ivan Henry, ninth in 47.20.

Jamaican Jahnoy Thompson ran 20.79 for second in the men’s 200m, which went to American Elijah Morrow, 20.61.

Again, Americans dominated the men’s 100m with Cordero Gray, 10.30, Nolton Shelvin, 10.40 and Bralon Robinson, 10.45.
In the 100m, Jahnoy Thompson ran a personal best 10.49 for fourth.

Americans Ashley Henderson, 11.45, Kenondra Davis, 11.55 and Candyce McGrone, 11.64, were the top finishers in the women’s 100m

Natasha Hastings wins 200/400 double

Americans Natasha Hastings, 51.45, Phyllis Francis, 52.01 and Kendall Baisden, 52.71, were the top three women’s 400m finishers.

Hastings also won the women’s 200m, running 23.09 to beat fellow Americans Henderson, 23.21, and Davis, 23.45.

Priscilla Frederick-Loomis of Antigua and Barbuda in the women’s high jump cleared 1.82m for third. Americans Inika McPherson, 1.90m and Michelle Spires, 1.82 were the top two finishers.

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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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