JAMAICANS DO WELL AT FLORIDA RELAYS

Written by on April 3, 2017

Women athletes from Jamaica perform well at the Florida Relays.

Held over the weekend at Florida State University in Gainesville, Florida, the track and field meet saw Jamaican professional and student athletes competing.

Veteran Jamaican sprinter – and the nation’s most decorate female athlete, Veronica Campbell Brown, won the women’s 200m in world leading time. Finishing in 22.60 seconds, VCB surpassed the world’s previous fastest time of 22.76 seconds set in early March.

35-year-old Campbell-Brown was followed by Crystal Emmanuel of Barbados, who came second in 22.86 seconds, and Destiny Carter of the U.S. for third (22.92 seconds).

Also winning at the Florida Relays was FSU Graduate student Kellion Knibb, who earned her first ever discus title in the meet, with a winning throw of 59.88m. Knibb was followed by fellow Jamaican Gleneve Grange, who came second with a personal-best throw of 56.53m.

FSU sophomores Shauna Helps and Peta-Gay Williams also made their marks, with Helps of Belevedere, St Catherine Jamaica, finishing the women’s college 200m in 3rd place in 23.06 seconds, the 10th-fastest collegiate time of the season and #8 on FSU’s all-time list.

While Peta-Gay Williams of Kingston, placed 11th in the 100m hurdles with a personal-best 13.24 seconds, #7 on FSU’s all-time list.

PhotoCred: Veronica Campbell-Brown, florida-relays.runnerspace.com


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