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Published:Thursday | June 4, 2015 | 4:11 PMAndre Lowe, Special Projects Editor - Sports

ROME, Italy:
University of Technology student Janieve Russell produced a strong last 80m to finish second in the 400m hurdles in her first Diamond League meet.

Russell posted a season best 54.83 seconds to finish behind Georganne Moline (USA), 54.47 and in front of Eilidh Child (Great Britain), 54.84 at the Golden Gala IAAF Diamond League meet in Rome's Stadio Olimpico.

"I'm really happy for this performance. My coach [Stephen Francis] told me to follow the pace in the first 200m and then take it home and despite being nervous at the start, I am happy that I was able to get it together and put in a good performance," Russell told The Gleaner.