Janieve Russell won the women’s 400m at Saturday’s (8 Aug) Velocity Fest 4 at the National Stadium.

Russell, who battled with Doha 2019 World Championships bronze medallist Shericka Jackson to the line, won in 51.74. Jackson finished second in 51.76s.

Stephenie-Ann McPherson, heat 2 winner, was third overall in 52.20.

Ronda Whyte, the heat 1 winner, was fourth overall in 52.84.

Finals                                                             
  1 Russell, Janieve             Mvp Track & Fiel         51.74   2
  2 Jackson, Shericka            Mvp Track & Fiel         51.76   2
  3 McPherson, Stephenie-Ann     Mvp Track & Fiel         52.20   1
  4 Whyte, Ronda                 Sprintec Track Club      52.84   1
  5 Bromfield, Junelle           Mvp Track & Fiel         52.92   2
  6 Williams, Sada               Mvp Track & Fiel         53.59   1
  7 Williams, Ashley             GC Foster College        53.88   1
  8 Jenkins, Tovea               Sprintec Track Club      55.43   2

In the men’s event, Jamaica’s record holder Rusheen McDonald topped the field in 46.49 ahead of Akani Slater, 46.60 and Demar Murray, 46.93.

Finals                                                             
  1 McDonald, Rusheen            Mvp Track & Fiel         46.49   3
  2 Slater, Akani                GC Foster College        46.60   3
  3 Murray, Demar                GC Foster College        46.93   3
  4 James-King, Malik            Mvp Track & Fiel         47.05   2
  5 Jackson, Jamoi               Mvp Track & Fiel         48.22   2
  6 Jackson, Oj                  GC Foster College        48.31   2
  7 Thomas, Henry                Mvp Track & Fiel         53.62   1
  8 Biggs, Glenmore              Mvp Track & Fiel         56.75   1

Bahamian Anthonique Strachan won the women’s 200m in 23.58 ahead of Samantha Curtis, 24.78 (-1.0m/s wind).

Rasheed Dwyer topped the men’s 200m in 20.94 ahead of Andel Miller, 21.50 (-1.6m/s wind).


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