Palio Città della Quercia - Rusheen McDonald runs fastest time in six years, ready for Budapest 23
Rusheen McDonald runs fastest time in six years

JACKSONVILLE (USA, Apr 29) – Jamaican athletes dominated at Saturday’s East Coast Relays in Florida, with Natasha Morrison, Ronda Whyte, and Christoffe Bryan all claiming victories.

In the women’s 100m, Jamaican Natasha Morrison ran a windy 10.93 (+3.9) to finish ahead of Melissa Jefferson (10.98). Ronda Whyte, representing Adidas, won the women’s 400m in 52.00, and also took home the title in the women’s 400m hurdles with a time of 55.32.

In the men’s events, Cejhae Greene won the windy 100m with a time of 10.01 (+2.9), beating Xie Zhenye of Tumbleweed (10.06) and Dominique Alexander of Campbell (10.11). Zhenye went on to win the 200m in 20.31.

Trey Cunningham, a world medalist, claimed victory in the men’s hurdles with a time of 13.45 (+1.7), ahead of Sincere Rhea of Miami (13.72).

Jamaican Rusheen McDonald ran his fastest time in over six years, finishing second in the men’s 400m with a time of 44.97, just behind Trevor Stewart (44.95).

Meanwhile, Christoffe Bryan of Puma MVP International cleared 2.16 meters to win the men’s high jump, and Yuki Hashioka of Tumbleweed leaped 8.11 meters to claim the men’s long jump title.

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, an Olympic winner, won the women’s 100m hurdles with a windy time of 12.29 (+3.2), finishing ahead of Rayniah Jones (12.63).

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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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