Janieve Russell Puerto Rico Classic
during day three of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 24, 2015 in Beijing, China.

Bahamians Steven Gardiner and Jamal Wilson were winners at Thursday’s (12 May) Puerto Rico Classic, a part of the Puma American Track League.

Janieve Russell was also a winner, running 54.09 seconds to beat fellow Jamaicans Shiann Salmon, 54.43 and Rushell Clayton, 54.90 in the women’s 400-meter hurdles.

Gardiner’s victory came in the men’s 300m after leaving late. He came off the curve almost even with the field then pulled away to win in 31.52 seconds.

Jamaicans Nathon Allen, 32.04 and Christopher Taylor, 32.29, finished third and fourth, respectively. American Vernon Norman was the second-place finisher in 31.81.

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Wilson won the men’s high jump with a clearance of 2.22 meters to beat Americans Luis Joel Castro Rivera (2.17) and Jeron Robinson (2.17). Donald Thomas, the Bahamas’ other entrant, could only manage 2.10m on the day.

Jamaican Chanice Porter finished fourth in the women’s long jump with a 6.51-meter leap. Compatriot Tissanna Hickling recorded 6.45 meters for fifth, while Ese Brume of Nigeria won the event with a leap of 6.90 (+3.5m/s wind).

Donald Scott of the USA topped the men’s triple jump with 16.88 meters. Christian Taylor finished sixth with his 15.91-meter effort.

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Anthony Foster
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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