Women's 4x100 capture silver
Raymond Graham, Sunday Gleaner Writer
JAMAICA picked up a fourth medal at the World Junior Championships late yesterday.
The women's sprint relay quartet of Natalliah Whyte, Saqukine Cameron, Sashalee Forbes and Kedeisha Dallas placed second in the 4x100 metres in a season best 43.97 seconds. The United States won in 43.46 with Germany placing third in 44.65 seconds. Jamaica's medal tally going into today's final day of the championships reads one gold, two silver, and one bronze.
Earlier yesterday, sprint hurdlers Yanique Thompson and Daeshon Gordon failed to advance to today's final.
Geneekee Leith finished sixth in the women's 400-metre hurdles final in 58.83 seconds. American Shamier Little won in a fast 55.66 seconds. Great Britain's Shona Richards (56.16) and United States Jade Miller (56.22) were second and third, respectively.
In the sprint hurdles Thompson finished third in 13.42 seconds in her semi-final, behind winner Dior Hall (13.09) of the United States and Yasmine Miller (13.39) of Great Britain.
In heat two, overseas-based Gordon was fourth in 13.56. American Kendell Williams won in 13.09 seconds.
Males, females in finals
Both male and female teams are in today's finals of the 4x400m. Asaine Hall, Tiffany James, Dawnalee Loney, and Yanique McNeil clocked 3:38.89 to finish second in their heat. Great Britain won the heat in 3:35.37. The United States are the fastest qualifiers after topping their heat in a world-leading time of 3:32.73.
The male quartet of Ivan Henry, Martin Manley, Twayne Crooks, and Nathon Allen were reinstated after it was announced that they were disqualified for a lane violation. They had placed second in 3:06.25 to Japan, 3:05.40, in their heat.