At the Velocity Fest 12 meet held at the National Stadium on Saturday, Shericka Jackson, the world champion in the 200m, achieved a new season’s best in the 400m by winning the race in 50.92 seconds.
This was a significant improvement from her previous fastest time of 52.05 seconds, which she achieved two weeks earlier at the GC Foster Classics.
During the one-lap race, Stacey-Ann Williams of Elite Performance gave Jackson some competition in the first 150m, but Jackson ultimately won the race comfortably after shaking off Williams at the 200m mark.
Moreover, Jackson’s 50.92 seconds time set a new meet record. Williams finished second with a time of 51.59, while Janieve Russell finished third in 52.77.
Tina Clayton, the World Under-20 100m champion from MVP Track Club, won the Women’s 200m ‘B’ race comfortably, finishing in 23.69 seconds.
It was a 1-2 finish for MVP, with Srabani Nanda of India finishing second ahead of Briana Williams of Titans Track Club.
Nanda clocked a time of 23.99, while Williams, who was making her season debut, finished with a time of 24.03.
Sada Williams of Barbados emerged victorious in the Women’s 200m ‘A’ race, clocking a season’s best time of 22.98 seconds.
Natasha Morrison finished second with a time of 23.24 seconds, while Tovea Jenkins came in third with a time of 23.91 seconds.
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