Rusheen McDonald runs fastest time in six years

JACKSONVILLE (USA, Apr 29) – Jamaican athletes dominated at Saturday’s East Coast Relays in Florida, with Natasha Morrison, Ronda Whyte, and Christoffe Bryan all claiming victories.

In the women’s 100m, Jamaican Natasha Morrison ran a windy 10.93 (+3.9) to finish ahead of Melissa Jefferson (10.98). Ronda Whyte, representing Adidas, won the women’s 400m in 52.00, and also took home the title in the women’s 400m hurdles with a time of 55.32.

In the men’s events, Cejhae Greene won the windy 100m with a time of 10.01 (+2.9), beating Xie Zhenye of Tumbleweed (10.06) and Dominique Alexander of Campbell (10.11). Zhenye went on to win the 200m in 20.31.

Trey Cunningham, a world medalist, claimed victory in the men’s hurdles with a time of 13.45 (+1.7), ahead of Sincere Rhea of Miami (13.72).

Jamaican Rusheen McDonald ran his fastest time in over six years, finishing second in the men’s 400m with a time of 44.97, just behind Trevor Stewart (44.95).

Meanwhile, Christoffe Bryan of Puma MVP International cleared 2.16 meters to win the men’s high jump, and Yuki Hashioka of Tumbleweed leaped 8.11 meters to claim the men’s long jump title.

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, an Olympic winner, won the women’s 100m hurdles with a windy time of 12.29 (+3.2), finishing ahead of Rayniah Jones (12.63).


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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