Roshawn Clarke dominates men’s 400m hurdles semis at Jamaica Trials Loop Jamaica

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Roshawn Clarke (left) and Jaheel Hyde compete in the second semi-final of the men’s 400m hurdles on the opening day of the Jamaica Trials at the National Stadium on Thursday, July 6, 2023. (PHOTo: Marlon Reid).

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Roshawn Clarke easily secured the fastest qualifying time in the semi-finals of the men’s 400m hurdles on the opening day of the Jamaica Trials at the National Stadium on Thursday.

Clarke, ranked as the sixth fastest Jamaican man in the event this season, surged ahead of the experienced Jaheel Hyde over the final two hurdles, claiming a comfortable victory in the first of two heats with a time of 48.91.

Hyde, the fastest Jamaican man in the event this season, settled for second place with a time of 49.40, the second fastest time among the heats. Robin Black (50.24) secured the other automatic qualifying spot from the heat.

In the second and final semi-final heat, Assinie Wilson emerged triumphant with an easy looking 49.70, well ahead of Shawn Rowe (50.38) and Roxroy Cato (50.65).

The trial will determine the athletes who will represent the country at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, from August 19 to 27.

The trials will also determine the teams for three junior competitions, including the NACAC Under-18 and Under-23 Championships in San Jose, Costa Rica (July 21-23), the Pan American Under-20 Athletics Championships in Puerto Rico (August 4-6), and the Under-18 Commonwealth Youth Games in Port of Spain, Trinidad (August 6-9).

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