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Javon Francis books ticket to Moscow

Published:Monday | June 24, 2013 | 9:27 AM

Melton Williams, Gleaner Writer

Calabar High schoolboy Javon Francis has earned the right to represent Jamaica at his first senior track and field championship.

Francis is among the three athletes who will represent Jamaica in the men’s 400 metres in Moscow, Russia.

Francis clocked 45.24 for second place in the 400 metres last night to book his spot on Jamaica’s team to the World Championships.

The 45.24 clocking represents the second fastest Jamaican junior time at the event.

Francis was very happy with his performance.

Jevere Bell won the event in 45.08; while Akheem Gauntlett finish third in 45.48 to also make the team to Russia.

Veteran Novlene Williams-Mills won the women’s 400-metre title in 50.01. Stephenie McPherson of MVP finished second in 50.28, while Patricia Hall was third in 51.13.


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