Sunday 15 September, 2019

Christopher Taylor clocks 45.62 season-best to win in Belgium

Young Jamaican sprinter Christopher Taylor.

Young Jamaican sprinter Christopher Taylor.

Young Jamaican sprinter Christopher Taylor returned from injury to win the B-race of the men's 400m at the Flanders Cup Meeting in Leuven, Belgium on Saturday.

The 19-year-old clocked a season-best 45.62 seconds for the victory to beat Canadian Graeme Thompson, who ran 46.43, while Thomas Jordier of France finished third in 47.01.

Taylor sustained an injury during the 2019 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica from March  26-30  and then left Calabar High for Florida to join the camp of Rana Reider.

Taylor holds personal bests of 10.11 in the 100m, which equals the national junior record, 20.35 for the 200m and 44.88 for the 400m, the fastest-ever by a Jamaican at the junior level.

Meanwhile, Jamaica's Candice McLeod clocked 53.63 for second place in the B-race of the women's 400m.  Yasmin Liverpool of Great Britain easily won in 53.03.

 

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