Fedrick Dacres gets World Champs discus qualifying mark
Fedrick Dacres

KINGSTON, Jamaica - World Championships silver medalist and Commonwealth Games champion Fedrick Dacres became the third Jamaican male to achieve the qualifying mark in the discus throw for the World Athletics Championships to be held in Budapest, Hungary in August.

Dacres threw a season’s best 68.57m to win the event at the Tucson Elite Throws event held at Roy P Drachman Stadium at the University of Arizona on Thursday.

Dacres threw pass the qualifying mark of 67.00m three times as he also had marks of 68.27m and 67.84m, joining training partner Traves Smikle and Roje Stona as the Jamaican men with the qualifying mark.

This was Dacres best throw since 2020. At that time he had a season’s best 69.67m at a meet held at Excelsior High, which saw him moving up five places to sixth on the World Athletics performance charts.

Meanwhile, on Thursday, Nayoka Clunis was sixth in the women’s hammer throw with 68.93m and Friday Rajindra Campbell was second in the men’s shot put with a best of 20.47m.

-Paul A Reid

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