Fireworks expected in women’s 400m at Racers Grand Prix
Four of Jamaica’s top 10 women’s quarter-milers so far this season will line up in the 400m event at the June 3 return of the highly anticipated Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium.
Stacey-Ann Williams, Charokee Young, Junelle Bromfield and US-born Leah Anderson, who will be making her first competitive appearance on Jamaican soil, will line up in what is expected to be a close race.
Stephenie-Ann McPherson, who has had one 400m race so far this season, at the opening Diamond League meeting in Doha, Qatar; Barbados’ Commonwealth Games gold medallist Sada Williams; Puerto Rico’s Gabby Scott and American Kendall Ellis should ensure a competitive race.
Stacey-Ann Williams, who ran a personal best 50.12 seconds in Florida in mid-April, has the best time so far with Young’s 50.45 seconds and followed by Scott’s 51.24 seconds.
With the event being staged a month before the period earmarked for National championships, it is expected that the athletes will be running much faster by then.
By then, the athletes should be closer to top form and the likes of Sada Williams, Barbados’ national record holder, the US-based Bromfield and McPherson will all be expecting to make a statement.