Jamaica’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games bound Christopher Taylor won silver in the men’s 400m on Saturday’s (10 July) penultimate day of the NACAC U18, U20 and U23 Championships in Costa Rica.
Taylor, second in the senior men’s event at the Jamaica Olympic Trials, ran 46.58 seconds to finish behind Barbados’ Jonathan Jones, 46.20.
The former Calabar star was pleased with his performance. “It was really tough weather conditions today, but still happy to represent my country in the 400m finals at the NACAC U23 Championships.
“I am happy to have finished healthy and with a silver medal,” he wrote on social media.
Javier Brown, also of Jamaica, finished third in 47.54.
Charokee Young, who is also heading to the Tokyo Olympic Games, won the women’s U23 400m for Jamaica’s only victory over the distance. Young, who attends Texas A&M, ran 52.06 to beat St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Arkansas Shafiqua Maloney, 52.73.
Bahamians Javoyna Walcourt, 56.15 and Lacarthea Cooper, 56.53, were the top two finishers in the U18 400m final.
Rae-Anne Serville of Trinidad and Tobago ran 54.85 to win the U20 women 400m final. Delano Kennedy, 47.75, beat his Jamaican teammate Taj Hamm, 48.38 in the U18 boys’ final.
Jamaica’s Daszay Freeman won the women’s U23 100m hurdles in 13.80 ahead of Bahamians Chrisma Taylor, 13.88 and Sasha Wells, 13.94.
Ackera Nugent topped the women’s U20 two-athlete final in 13.64 ahead of Luisana Alonso of Costa Rica, 32.83.
In the U18 sprint hurdles, Jamaica finished 1-2 with Alexis James, 13.31 and Kerrica Hill, 13.68
Jamaica won the two sections of men’s sprint hurdles. Orlando Bennett won the U23 in 13.65 ahead of Cayman Islands’ Rasheem Brown, 14.06.
Andre Harris won the U18 final in 13.78 ahead of Otto Laing of Bahamas, 13.82.
Two Bahamian athletes, Antoine Andrews, 14.27 and Alton Roker, 15.26, took part in the U20 final.
Serena Cole, who was second in the U18 100m behind Tina Clayton, won the long jump final with 5.72 ahead of Valeria Fernandez of Guatemala, 5.63m.
Shantae Foreman of Jamaica took the U20 final with a 6.07m leap ahead of Maryangel Morales of Costa Rica, 5.00m.
Jamaica stand tall in the sprint relays at NACAC Champs
In the sprint relay finals, Jamaica with Serena Cole, Tina Clayton, Kerrica Hill and Alana Reid won the U18 final in 45.49 ahead of Bahamas, 47.27.
Oshane Blackwood, Orlando Wint, Alicke Cranston and Andre Harris also took Jamaica to the U18 boys’ victory in 40.60.
Antonio Watson, Christopher Taylor, Jevaughn Powell and Odaine Mcpherson carried Jamaica to the U23 victory in 42.07.
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Big up uself Christopher
Up yute keep doing it!!!
I love you Christopher…. go go
WELL DONE 👏🏾 🇯🇲
Big up yu self Chris no mata wat mi still sey calabar until di day mi ded Chris All di way no adda way but di girl Dem way
Well done 👏🏾
This young man is talented I just pray he gets the right person to push him in his destiny
congratulations you are a winner 🏆🎽
well done young man keep up the good work
CONGRATULATIONS KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
Pess on Chris, you can do it..you are a winner. Keep safe…Guidance🙏
This is exceptional. The sky is limit congratulation excellent.
God is good great job wish you all the best
Congratulations Christopher you did well
Congratulations my super star from rabalac mi seh fi life
You are on the rite track son ur Time is coming.congratulation for your effort.
Congratulations big run
Congratulations chris gods guidance and protection be with u always
Congratulations Chris. Love you.
Keep up the good work.
You are a winner 🏆👏💙 proud of you.
Big up christ love u
Big up yourself good good good job.
Stay too long a high school! This time u run in class 3 smh!! Calabar smash up ur career 46 second joke!
I will praise you in your down fall I will not only Jump for joy when your at the top.the same people who chear for you when you are in your Glory days its the same people who bash you and ready to tear you up like two dogs when they are fighting each other Taylor you can not please everyone are anyone most of them are Hypogreats they are with u today and gone leave you Tomorrow….jackass sey the world nuh level…..I will keep on praising you in your down fall your time and day will come and shine like a Diamond..see di Hypogreats dem a gallon deh…..yes deh one deh mi a chat who the cap fit let him are Her wear it….
Congratulations chris keep up the good work I no you can do it so keep up the good work C.bar
Congrats Chris, glad to know you are ok and doing what you love to do. Blessings man, I’m truly proud of you.
Congrats cubby …. Just keep injury free
good job Chris congrats
Good showing Chris.
I always wonder what have to this young man love him
Congratulations Christopher! Job well done👏👏
Congrats the sky is the limit
Congrats Chris I am so proud of you
Big up yourself Chris😊. You are just great
Congrats Chris just continue to do ur best
That is so good
congratulations Christopher keep working hard
Keep it up cous
Come back a yard, C’bar has better coaches.
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Good job , need to see you doing 1 and 2 in the future
Well done christopher love you
Congratulation to you Lion
Congrats Chris, keep pressing and you’ll stand on the top of the podium
Well done and congrats,you will forever my champion,more blessings
Congratulations you getting better every day
Congrats 👏 Chris
All right, no-one else wants to say it. I’ll jump into the fire then. This young man was running low 45’s at 15 yrs. He should be mixing it up with Michael Norman, Steven Gardiner and the likes. He needs a whole new coaching set-up – coach, unit, environment – before it’s too late.
Colin Ferdinand he needs a doctor. Every race he finishes he has to e helped off the track
Colin Ferdinand ;Agree!
Colin Ferdinand you perfectly right is not like he don’t ‘ve talent ! What is best days are behind him I don’t think so he got more trust me him doing exercise that’s not good for him for awhile now him need to change course.
Nigel Panton he just need to build his strength and get more stammina
Delphine Stockpole him not improving him get old should be stronger.
Nigel Panton not old yet there are up times and down times for everyone
Errol McIntyre At this point he should be doing low 44’s with ease and strolling off the track.
Nigel Panton He is a massive talent and still quite young. All the raw material is there. A new team can rebuild him from the ground up. He needs to do what Miller-Uibo did, move to a master coach and train with champion athletes. A talent like this should be doing sub-44.
Him should be more advance since age 15yrs he was doing senior time in 100m 200m 400m. And is time now as senior not matching is junior yrs
Colin Ferdinand I some what agree with you with the times that he’s clocking now. He has put on some body mass there which is maybe the reason why his times are not where he supposed to be as when he was 15 years old. He really needs strengthening and conditioning and that doesn’t means muscles mass because that shit is very hard to run with. Tighten up and shed the fat and him should be good.
Nigel Panton It could be he trained too hard too young. His undeveloped body might of been damaged running so fast so young.
Possible not everyone who do very good on the track in school makes the transition ! Lets hope that’s nor the case with him.
Nigel Panton Very true. Many athletes peak at very young ages. My strong feeling having followed him is that this is a training issue.
Colin Ferdinand so true
I think he need to try out the 200
Glad to see he is well. Well done Christopher!
Congratulations great job
Awesome…keep healthy and improving.
Good job Christopher Taylor
Congrats Christopher…going places guy.
Congratulations Christopher Taylor. ..nuff love
Congratulations ♥️ 👏
Congratulations. Keep working
Congratulations you go Christopher
Congrats my baby boy Christopher…….
Nothing comes without working hard for it congrats alot
Keep working hon u will get there Chubby
Keep pushing CT🔥🔥😘😘
Congrats to all.
I’m not feeling Tumbleweed.
Same here. I think the 400 is not for him. 100/200
Hope for The Future
Gotta step his game up.if he wants to medal in the Olympics. 46 second is below the qualifying standards meaning everbody who has been in the Olympics finals since 40 years ago have ran sub 45 entering the Olympics.
Crongrat to you son the best is yet to come god is working it out
Pauline Angus Only God can help him
Were is Micheal O’hara?
Ishe Kutama last