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

Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at https://bit.ly/epaper-login

HOUSE RULES

  1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper; email addresses will not be published.
  2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.
  3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.
  4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.
  5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.
  6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.
  7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy