Quarter-milers seek redemption in relay

August 11, 2017
Ricardo Makyn/Multi Media Photo Editor Jamaica's Shericka Jackson (right) looks on after finishing fifth in the women's 400 metres final on Wednesday. At left is fellow finalist Novlene Williams-Mills who placed eighth.


LONDON, England:

Jamaica's quarter-mile pair of Shericka Jackson and Stephenie-Ann McPherson are hoping Jamaica's depth in the 400m will reflect in the 4x400m relay at the World Championships in London, starting tomorrow.

The duo, along with Novlene Williams-Mills competed in the 400m final inside the London Stadium on Wednesday, finishing outside of the medal positions.

However, with the Jamaican women being a regular fixture on the mile relay podium and heading into the event as the defending gold medal winners.

"I will definitely be back in the 4x400m heats. We are coming out to do our best, there were three of us in the final and I think we will do pretty well in the relay," said Jackson, who finished fifth in 50.76 seconds.


Fighting injuries


Sixth-place finisher McPherson, 50.86 has been fighting injuries all season and despite her sixth place finish in the 400m final, believe collectively, the Jamaicans can again challenge for a gold medal finish.

"We have five persons that can run 49 seconds so hopefully we can win or get second or third," McPherson said.

Williams-Mills, was eight in 51.48 seconds with semi-finalist Chrisann Gordon as well as the experienced Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby and Anastasia Le-Roy completing the women's 4x400m relay pool.

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