Natoya Goule and Ajee Wilson finished 2nd and 1st at Penn Relays 2023

American middle-distance runner Ajee Wilson secured an impressive victory at the Penn Relays, setting a new world-leading time of 1:24.45 in the 600m event and earning a WACT Bronze. Jamaican athlete Natoya Goule finished closely behind with a time of 1:24.96.

Despite poor weather conditions, young talent Shawnti Jackson won the women’s 200m race with a time of 23.11 (-1.7), while Tyler Manson emerged victorious in the men’s 400m race with a time of 51.71.

In the women’s 1500m race, Josette Andrews clinched the top spot with a time of 4:04.88, ahead of Italian runner Sintayehu Vissa, who finished with a time of 4:07.27.

The Texas A&M University team took first place in the 4x400m relay, completing the race in 3:25.97.

In other events, Devon Allen clocked in at 13.457 (-1.0) in the men’s 110m hurdles, narrowly beating Brazilian athlete Rafael Pereira who finished with a time of 13.459.

Quincy Hall emerged as the winner in the men’s 400m race with a time of 46.09, while Kameron Jones secured first place in the men’s 600m race with a time of 1:16.04. New Zealand’s Geordie Beamish clinched first place in the men’s mile race with a time of 3:57.68.

Jordan Geist achieved a distance of 20.92m in the shot put competition.


By Anthony Foster

Is a two-time Jamaica sports journalist of the year (2004 and 2005) and world-renowned journalist. One of his award-winning articles was on Usain Bolt, 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion and sprint double record holder, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony has covered Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016; Six (6) IAAF World Athletics Championships between 2007 and 2019 and several other international sporting events, including the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his favourite football team, Argentina vs the USA in 2004.

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