Champs 2021: JC's Brown smashes 400m hurdles recordFriday, May 14, 2021
KINGSTON, Jamaica— Jamaica College's Javier Brown provided the fireworks at the end of the fourth day of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Champs when he smashed the record in the Class 1 boys 400m hurdles, running 49.86 seconds to win and erase the three-year-old 49.94 seconds set by Rovane Williams of Rhodes Hall High.
Brown trailed Excelsior High's pre-championships favourite Devontie Archer for most of the race before catching him at the ninth hurdle and ran away for a brilliant victory.
Archer was second in 50.43 seconds and Roshawn Clarke of Camperdown High third in 50.93 seconds.
Meanwhile, Kingston College's Antonio Forbes won the Class 2 final, running 51.84 seconds to hold off St Elizabeth Technical's Shamer Blake, the Western championm who ran 52.1 seconds with another Kingston College runner Shamari Jennings taking third with 52.52 seconds.
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