Evans, Burchell miss out on 60m medals in Poland

By February 06, 2019

Jamaican sprinters Gayon Evans and Remona Burchell finished fourth and sixth respectively at the ISTAF Indoor meeting, the Orlen Copernicus Cup, in Torun, Poland on Wednesday.

Evans clocked 7.27s while Burchell was timed in 7.33s.

Evans who trains at the Sprintec Track Club finished third in her heat in 7.32. Poland’s Ewa Swoboda won the heat in 7.25s while Great Britain’s Imani Lansiquot was second in 7.27s and was the second automatic qualifier for the finals.

Burchell, meanwhile, was an automatic qualifier from Heat 2 in 7.25 behind the Ivory Coast’s Marie Josee TaLou who crossed the line first in 7.15s.

In the final Swoboda (7.15) edged TaLou (7.16) to take the gold medal and 10 World Cup Tour points to TaLou’s seven. Lansiquot was third in 7.23s and picking up five points.

Evans picked up three points but there were none for a disappointed Burchell, who had expected to do better in the final.

“I wasn’t pleased. I finished sixth. I did better in the preliminaries than the final,” she told Sportsmax.TV after the race.

“I don’t know what happened in the final. I think my start was off or something but something happened.”

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