RabatDL: Three J'cans through to women's 400mH final

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Print this page Email A Friend!

KINGSTON, Jamaica —Three Jamaicans are through to the women’s 400m hurdles final at the Rabat Diamond League set for later today, but, freshly minted national champion Rhonda Whyte failed to advance from her heat.

Janieve Russell and sister Ristananna and Nikita Tracey safely navigated their way through. Russell was second quickest of the trio clocking 54.36s and was second to Zuzana Hejnova of the Czech Republic in 54.22s, which was the fastest into the final. Eilidh Doyle of Great Britain was third in 54.92s. Rhona Whyte was eighth in 56.00s.

“The race was not as I expected it. I believe the race was bad and I wanted to do better than this,” said Russell, who will miss the London World Championships after placing fourth at the Jamaican trials.

Ristananna Tracey took heat one in 55.18s with Nikita Tracey third in 55.50s. Petra Fontanive of Switzerland was second in 55.35s.
Ristananna was pleased with he run.

“Nikita went out very fast but I wanted to execute my own race. I can't complain about my time and about winning today. Competition in this event is very tough and I'll have to do it my best,” said Ristananna.

Howard Walker




1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed:

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email:

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

comments powered by Disqus



Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon