Day, Jackson, McPherson, Gordon advance to Saturday's 400m semis

By June 21, 2019

Christine Day was the fastest woman in qualifying for Saturday’s semi-finals of the 400 metres at the Supreme Ventures/JAAA National Championships on at the National Stadium in Kingston on Friday.

Day, a member of Jamaica’s gold-medal winning 4x400m relay team at the 2015 World Championships, produced a season-best 51.47 to win the third of four qualifying heats. She was way ahead of Junelle Bromfield, who clocked 52.31s to be the automatic qualifiers from the heat.

Chrisann Gordon-Powell was also impressive in qualifying, winning the second heat in 51.91. Behind her, Asaine Hall won a close battle with Tiffany James, 52.42 to 52.47.

In the final of the four heats, Stephenie-Ann McPherson, who was also a member of that 2015 gold-medal winning team cruised to a 51.97 clocking ahead of clubmate Shericka Jackson who crossed in 51.98.

Roneisha McGregor was third in 52.80.

Anastasia LeRoy was an automatic qualifier in 52.45 while Tovea Jenkins also advanced with a time of 52.87. USA’s Shamier Little, who was granted permission to compete at the championships, won the heat in 51.48.

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