Morning of qualifications for Jamaica on day five of World U20
Oneika Brissett, Abigail Campbell, Rickianna Russell and Oneika McAnuff who won their heat in 3:34.92 minutes to qualify for the women’s 4x400m at the U20 World Championships. (Photo: @sanzy_lifestyle)

Jamaica had a good morning session on the fifth day of the 19th World Under-20 Championships, qualifying for the finals in both mile relays, the women’s triple jump and men’s discus throw.

The team of Oneika Brissett, Abigail Campbell, Rickianna Russell and Oneika McAnuff ran a brilliant race to win their heat of the women’s 4x400m in 3:34.92 minutes.

The men’s team of Malachi Johnson, Delano Kennedy, Derrick Grant and Shemar Palmer won their heat in 3:07.32 minutes to qualify easily ahead of Spain who clocked 3:07.58 minutes.

Machaeda Linton had a personal best 13.06m (0.7m/s) effort in the women’s triple jump, qualifying with the ninth best mark overall.

Both Jamaicans qualified for the finals of the men’s discus throw. Kobe Lawrence had a best mark of 57.18m for eighth overall and Christopher Young threw 56.74m for the 12th and final spot.

-Paul A Reid

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