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Bloomfield clocks fast 43.94 for 400m

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 9:09 PMRaymond Graham

FORMER Kingston College 400 metres runner, Akeem Bloomfield, is now the second fastest Jamaican ever in the one-lap event.

 Bloomfield posted a personal best 43.94  seconds on Friday night to finish second in the final of the event at the NCAA Outdoor Division 1 Championships  in Eugene, Oregon.

  Bloomfield's time was just one-hundredth of a second slower than the National record of 43.93 owned by Rusheen McDonald of MVP Track Club.  Bloomfield's  University of Auburn teammate, Nathon Allen, finished third in a personal best 44.13.

 Twenty-year-old Michael Norman of the University of Southern California won the race in a personal best and collegiate record of 43.61, breaking the one-year-old mark of 43.70 set by Fred Kerley.