Romaine Beckford Soars to Victory in Men’s High Jump Showdown at Jamaican Championships!

Romaine Beckford, a standout athlete from the University of South Florida and a two-time NCAA champion, emerged as the victorious athlete in the men’s high jump competition at the National Senior and Junior Championships.

The event took place at the National Stadium on Friday.

Beckford, who currently holds the highest ranking among Jamaican male jumpers this season with an impressive jump of 2.27m, secured his win by successfully clearing the bar at 2.23m. However, his result fell just short of the World Championship standard of 2.30m.

Christoff Bryan, representing the MVP Track Club, put up a fierce fight against Beckford until the very end. Bryan also cleared the bar at 2.23m, earning him a well-deserved second place in the event.


Lushane Wilson, an athlete from GC Foster College, showcased his talent by clearing the bar at 2.15m, securing a respectable third place in the competition.

The ongoing championships, set to conclude on Sunday, serve as the Jamaica Trials to select athletes for upcoming international competitions.

The senior athletes are fiercely competing for the highly coveted spots to represent their country at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary. These championships are scheduled to take place from August 19 to 27.

It’s worth noting that one athlete, Distin, has already achieved the qualifying mark of 1.97m for the World Athletics Championships. Distin will proudly represent Jamaica in Budapest.

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