KINGSTON, Jamaica (25 March 2023) — Shericka Jackson, the reigning 200-meter world champion, showcased her early season good form by clocking a meet record of 50.92 seconds at Velocity Fest 12 inside the National Stadium in Kingston on Saturday (25). This was Jackson’s third 400m race of the 2023 season after she posted respective times of 53.11 and 52.05 earlier this year.
The 28-year-old was keen on improving her season-best performance in this weekend’s meeting, and she did not disappoint. Jackson faced a tough challenge from Stacey-Ann Williams in the homestretch but found the energy to pull away and secure the victory.
“One of my main goals this year is to run 50 points [in the 400m], and I just did in March. Fastest-ever in March, so I am super excited,” a delighted Jackson said in an interview after her win.
Williams came through for second place, clocking 51.59 seconds, with 400m hurdles specialist Janieve Russell taking third place with a time of 52.77 seconds. Read more: California’s Moisander, Purchase win Aztec Invitational Hammer Throw; Results
In the women’s 200m dash, Barbados’ Commonwealth Games 400m champion, Sada Williams, ran a season’s best of 22.98 seconds, winning the three-section final.
Her training partners Natasha Morrison (23.00) and Tina Clayton (23.69) finished second and third overall. Clayton, who is a two-time world U20 champion over 100m, dominated the second section despite running against a headwind of -1.4 m/s.
Olympic 4x100m relay gold medalist Briana Williams, who was in the same heat as Clayton, clocked 24.03 seconds, finishing third in that race and sixth overall.
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