WILLEMSTAD, CURACAO, Sporting Alert — Standout Jamaican sprinter Christopher Taylor cruised into the final of the Under 20 Boys’ 400 metres on Saturday night at the 46th FLOW CARIFTA GAMES 2017.
Taylor, who won the Under 18 title last year, won Heat 1 in a time of 47.21 seconds, easily ahead of Jamal Walton of the Cayman Islands, who ran 47.72 for second place in the heat.
The 17-year-old World Youth champion in 2015 owns a personal best of 45.27 seconds, and he could seriously challenge the meeting record of 45.85, set by his countryman Akeem Bloomfield two-years-ago.
Dashawn Morris of Jamaica also booked his place in the final after winning Heat 2 in 47.48.
Winning the other heat was Trinidad and Tobago’s Joshua St Clair in 48.27.
The final for the 400m dashes is set for Saturday night during the evening session.
Junelle Bromfield of Jamaica paced the qualifiers for the final on the girls’ side for Under 20 — clocking 54.46 seconds to dominate her heat over Tiana Bowen of Barbados (55.37) who also made the title race.
Kimorla Mushette of Jamaica won the first heat in 55.91 secs.
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