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#Champs2021 | JC's Brown sets 400m hurdles record

Published:Friday | May 14, 2021 | 5:47 PM
Ian Allen
Javier Brown (right) from Jamaica College  crosses the finish line in of the Class One boys 400 metres hurdles final ahead of  Devontie Archer (left) from Excelsior High School in a record time of 49. 86 seconds at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and
Ian Allen Javier Brown (right) from Jamaica College crosses the finish line in of the Class One boys 400 metres hurdles final ahead of Devontie Archer (left) from Excelsior High School in a record time of 49. 86 seconds at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics championships at the National Stadium on Friday, May 14, 2021.

Jamaica College’s Javier Brown now has the distinction of being the second athlete to break a record at the 2021 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships (Champs).

Brown took the Class One 400m hurdles title, stopping the clock in a new Champs record of 49.86 seconds, erasing the previous mark of 49.94 seconds set in 2018 by Rovane Williams.

Excelsior High’s Devontie Archer finished second in 50.43 seconds, while Camperdown High’s Roshawn Clarke earned bronze in 50.93 seconds.

Holmwood Technical’s Cedricka Williams was the first record-breaker at this year's championships, when she set a new mark in the Class Two discus final on Wednesday with a distance of 47.04m