Roshawn Clarke Equals World U20 Record in Thrilling 400m Hurdles Showdown
Roshawn Clarke Equals World U20 Record in Thrilling 400m Hurdles Showdown

Shericka Jackson produced a stunning performance on the second day of the Jamaican National Championships, clocking an impressive 10.65 (1.0) in the women’s 100m. Her time not only stands as a world-leading mark but also ranks as the fifth fastest time in history.

Shashalee Forbes secured second place with a personal best of 10.96, followed closely by Natasha Morrison (10.98), Briana Williams (11.01), and Elaine Thompson-Herah (11.06) in fifth position.

In the men’s 100m, Rohan Watson delivered a personal best performance of 9.91 (1.1) to claim victory. Ryiem Forde finished closely behind in a personal best time of 9.96, followed by Oblique Seville (10.00), Ackeem Blake (10.01), and Tyquendo Tracey (10.09).

Roshawn Clarke Equals World U20 Record in Thrilling 400m Hurdles Showdown

Roshawn Clarke equaled the World U20 record, matching the time of Sean Burrell from 2021, with a remarkable run of 47.85 in the men’s 400m hurdles. This time also ranks fourth on the senior season’s lists. Jaheel Hyde (48.45) and Assinie Wilson (48.50 PB) completed the podium in this thrilling event.

The women’s 400m hurdles showcased exceptional performances, with the top four athletes posting times that rank between 4th and 7th in the season’s list. Janieve Russell emerged victorious with a time of 53.75, narrowly edging out Andrenette Kinght (53.78), Rushell Clayton (53.81), and Shiann Salmon (53.97).

In the high jump, Romaine Beckford and Christoff Bryan both cleared 223, but Beckford claimed the victory on countback.

Javorne Dunkley shined in the U20 100m final, clocking a personal best of 10.17 (1.4) to secure the win.

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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.