Jevaughn Powell wins semi-final heat at Jamaica Trials
Jevaughn Powell wins semi-final heat at Jamaica Trials

Jevaughn Powell and Charokee Young lead the men’s and women’s 400m fields going into Sunday’s (26 June) finals at Jamaica Trials.

In the women’s 400m, Charokee Young, Stephenie-Ann McPherson, Stacey-Ann Williams and Candice McLeod easily booked their tickets.

Charokee Young topped heat 1 in 50.19 ahead of Stephanie-Ann McPherson, 50.67 and Tiffany James-Rose, 51.84.

In heat 2, Stacey-Ann Williams, who trailed Junelle Bromfield into the last 50 metres, finished strong to take the top spot in 50.87. Bromfield held on for second in 51.18.

Candice McLeod was the heat 3 winner in 50.85. Roneisha McGregor, who was third in the heat, but will take the second automatic spot in 51.18

Barbadian Sada Williams ran 51.30.
1 Charokee Young 21 Texas A&M Un M 50.19Q 1
2 Candice McLeod 25 Pelicans Track Club M 50.85Q 3
3 Stacey- Ann Williams 23 Uni. of Texas M 50.87Q 2
4 Stephenie-Ann Mcpherson 32 Mvp Track & M 50.67Q 1
5 Junelle Bromfield 24 Mvp Track & M 51.18Q 2
6 Roneisha McGregor 25 Puma 52.16Q 3
7 Tiffany James-Rose 23 Sprintec Track Club 51.84q 1
8 Shiann Salmon 21 Adidas 52.24q 3

In the men’s 400m, Jevaughn Powell, Anthony Cox, Nathon Allen, Akeem Bloomfield and Christopher Taylor are all into the final, set for Sunday afternoon.

Powell, the championship favourite, left it late, but came through easy to take heat 1 in 45.38. He won ahead of Karayme Bartley, 45.67 and Gregory Prince, 45.70.

Semi-final two produced five of the eight qualifiers. Cox, like Powell, left it to take victory on the line in 45.43 ahead of Allen, 45.52 and Bloomfield, 45.59.

Also in the final are Christopher Taylor, 45.67 and Javon Francis, 45.70.

1 Jevaughn Powell 21 Utep 45.38Q 1
2 Anthony Cox 20 Racers Track 45.43Q 2
3 Nathon Allen 25 Puma 45.52Q 2
4 Karayme Bartley 27 TracKings 45.67Q 1
5 Akeem Bloomfield 25 TumbleWeed T 45.59Q 2
6 Gregory Prince 20 St Jago High (Boys) 45.70Q 1
7 Christopher Taylor 23 TumbleWeed T 45.67q 2
8 Javon Francis 27 Chase Athletics 45.70q 2
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