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Team Jamaica at the 2015 IAAF World Championships – Day 2 morning session

Written by Matthew Ross Boyer

 

Day two in Beijing featured the women’s long jump as part of the heptathlon where Salcia Slack came in 13th place with a high mark of 5.54 after three attempts and allocated 712 points in the process. With that, Slack stands in 27th place total in the women’s heptathlon. Next, Jamaican O’Dayne Richards qualified for the men’s shot put after a best 20.55m mark on his first attempt during group B. The women’s 400m hurdles included Jamaicans Kaliese Spencer and Janieve Russel who both qualified after a placing first in each of their own heats, respectively. Also featuring in the women’s 400m hurdles were Jamaicans Ristanna Tracey and Shevon Stoddart who were unable to qualify. Continuing with the women’s heptathlon, the javelin throw was next, where Jamaican Salcia Slack came in 11th in group B. Next, with the men’s 400m, all Jamaicans competing were able to advance after qualifying, including; Peter Matthews (44.69), Rusheen McDonald (43.93), and Javon Francis (44.83). After that we have more success for Jamaica in the women’s 100m with all four women competing qualifying quite easily. Veronica Campbell-Brown (11.04), Natasha Morrison (11.08), Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (10.88), and Sherone Simpson (11.22) were all able to advance after their impressive performances for Jamaica. The afternoon session of day two will begin with the men’s hammer throw and conclude with the much anticipated men’s 100m final.

About the author

Matthew Ross Boyer

Student at N.W.C.C.
Horn Lake High School c/o 2014
Aspiring sports journalist