SPANISH TOWN, Jamaica (March 11) — Shericka Jackson, the world 200m champion, won the 400m race at the GC Foster Classic 2023 on Saturday, improving on her fastest time for the year. The 28-year-old Jamaican sprinter beat her previous record of 53.11 seconds, which she set in January 2023, with a winning time of 52.05 seconds this weekend.
Jackson briefly shifted to indoor competition, where she contested three 60m races, to improve her speed before returning to outdoors to continue her season preparations. – Read more: Shericka Jackson and Thompson-Herah open with wins at local meet
The reigning World Athletics champion in the 200m dominated the race at the GC Foster Classic 2023, leaving former CAC Games 400m hurdles champion Ronda Whyte at a distant second with a time of 53.18 seconds.
Completing the podium places was Anthonique Strachan, the 2012 World U20 100m and 200m sprint double champion from the Bahamas, who clocked 53.91 seconds for third place.