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Powell fastest qualifier among crack 400-metre field

Published:Friday | June 24, 2022 | 6:41 PMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter
Jevaughn Powel (second right) goes for a stroll to win his Men's 400-metre first-round heat at the JAAA National Senior and Junior Athletics Championship inside the National Stadium earlier this evening. At right is Rusheen McDonald and at left is ST Jago'
Jevaughn Powel (second right) goes for a stroll to win his Men's 400-metre first-round heat at the JAAA National Senior and Junior Athletics Championship inside the National Stadium earlier this evening. At right is Rusheen McDonald and at left is ST Jago's Gregory Prince. In the centre of the picture is Jeremy Bembridge.

Jevaughn Powell set the early pace in the Men's 400m, advancing to the semi-finals at the JAAA National Senior and Junior Athletics Championships this afternoon.

Powell clocked 45.56 seconds to win his first-round heat ahead of Class One ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Champion Gregory Prince, who was second with a personal best of 45.73. Former national champion and national record holder Rusheen McDonald was third in 45.82.

Sprintec's Demish Gaye won his first-round heat in 45.76, while defending national champion Sean Bailey was second 45.96 and Karayme Bartley, third in 46.00.

The other qualifiers are Nathon Allen, Akeem Bloomfield, Anthony Cox, Tokyo Olympic games finalist Christopher Taylor, Javon Francis, Jeremy Bembridge, Antonio Hanson, Zandrion Barnes, Chevannie Hanson and Terry Thomas.

The semi-finals are scheduled for tomorrow at 6:55 p.m

daniel.wheeler@gleanerjm.com

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