Candice McLeod wins at Jamaica trials

Candice McLeod and Jevaughn Powell won their 400m finals on Sunday’sSunday’s (26 June) final day of the Jamaica trials at the National Stadium.

In the women’s 400m final, Candice McLeod and Stephenie-Ann McPherson battled down the stretch, but the former prevailed.

McLeod crossed the line in 50.29 ahead of McPherson, 50.49.

Charokee Young and Stacey-Ann Williams were involved in another battle, this for third, and the former ended better in 50.76 to 51.02.

Jamaica trials Women’s 400m Finals

1 Candice McLeod 25 Pelicans Track Club 50.29M
2 Stephenie-Ann Mcpherson 32 Mvp Track & 50.49M
3 Charokee Young 21 Texas A&M Un 50.76M
4 Stacey- Ann Williams 23 Uni. of Texas 51.02M
5 Roneisha McGregor 25 Puma 51.30M
6 Tiffany James-Rose 23 Sprintec Track Club 51.38
7 Junelle Bromfield 24 Mvp Track & 51.57

The men’s 400m final failed to provide the magical sub-45 time but was full of excitement. In the very competitive final, a battle to the line, Jevaughn Powell came out on top in 45.50.

Nathon Allen finished second in 45.64 and Anthony Cox, third in 45.65.

Jamaica trials Men’s 400m Finals

1 Jevaughn Powell 21 Utep 45.50
2 Nathon Allen 25 Puma 45.64
3 Anthony Cox 20 Racers Track 45.65
4 Karayme Bartley 27 TracKings 45.78
5 Javon Francis 27 Chase Athletics 45.85
6 Akeem Bloomfield 25 TumbleWeed T 45.89
7 Christopher Taylor 23 TumbleWeed T 45.91
8 Gregory Prince 20 St Jago High (Boys) 47.22

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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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