Champs 2019: Jeremy Farr produces lifetime best in 400m
Wolmer’s Boys School quarter-miler Jeremy Farr produced a mild upset to win the Class One 400m in a lifetime best time at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Championships now underway at the National Stadium.
Farr turned in a smooth stretch run to win the event in 45.65 seconds to improve on his previous personal best of 46.75 seconds.
Pre-race favourite Calabar standout Christopher Taylor finished second in 46.38 ahead of his teammate Evaldo Whitehorne 46.54 seconds.
Farr said he was delighted with his performance.
“I just went out and stayed with the pack and when I got to the curve, I just came home strong,” Farr told reporters.
“I was expecting this because I have trained very hard this season and so I wasn’t thinking about anybody else in the race, I was just focusing on myself,” he said.
Charokee Young of Hydel High won the Class One girls’ 400m in 52.48 seconds.
She finished ahead of Vere’s Nickisha Pryce (53.35) and Kavia Francis from Holmwood (53.59).
The boys Class Two 400m title went to Holmwood’s Tahj Hamm.
He won in a time of 48.14 seconds ahead of Jeremy Bembridge of Tarrant High (48.76) and Kingston College’s Michael Joseph (48.88).
A few minutes earlier, Daniella Deer also Holmwood won the girls Class Two 400m in 53.30 seconds.
- Robert Bailey