Andrenette Knight Shines in Women's 400m Hurdles Qualifiers at Jamaica Trials
Andrenette Knight Shines in Women's 400m Hurdles Qualifiers at Jamaica Trials

The stage is set for an exhilarating showdown as the Women’s 400m Hurdles Final approaches, with top contenders Andrenette Knight, Shiann Salmon, Rushell Clayton, and Janieve Russell poised to engage in a fierce battle for victory at Jamaica Trials.

Knight, who is determined to bounce back from her disappointing fall last year, led the final qualifiers in the women’s 400m hurdles on the opening day, Thursday, July 6.

Knight, one of the favorites for last year’s national title, fell in the homestretch and walked home in disappointment. However, this time around, with unwavering determination, she won her heat today with a time of 54.41, the fastest of the day, securing her place in Friday’s final.

Janieve Russell, an experienced campaigner, finished second to Knight in heat two with a time of 55.13, which also granted her an automatic qualification for the final.

In heat one, Shiann Salmon claimed the top spot with a time of 55.35, followed by Rushell Clayton with a time of 55.73 and Terice Steen with a time of 58.08.

Lashanna Graham, who also posted an automatic qualifying time of 56.79, along with Sanique Walker (57.75) and Kimisha Chambers (58.10), also advanced to the final.

Roshawn Clarke Sets Pace in Men’s 400m Hurdles Qualifiers with Day’s Fastest Time.

Roshawn Clarke emerged as the frontrunner in the men’s 400m hurdles qualifiers, clocking an impressive time of 48.91. Following closely behind Clarke in heat one was Jaheel Hyde, who secured the second-best time of the day with 49.40.

In heat 2, Assinie Wilson claimed victory with a time of 49.70. Alongside the top two finishers from heat 1, Wilson was the only other sub-50-second barrier breaker on the day.

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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.