Personal best for Leacock at Youth Games
RIVALDO LEACOCK produced another personal best performance in the boys’ 400 metres hurdles but it was not enough to medal at the IAAF World Youth Championships in Cali, Colombia.
The Lester Vaughan School student finished fourth in the final on Saturday night in a personal best time of 51.13 seconds. The United States’ Norman Grimes dismissed the field to win in a time of 49.11 seconds. Japan took silver and bronze thanks to Ryusei Fugii (50.33) and Masakai Toyoda (50.53). Jamaica’s Jauveney James was disqualified for a lane infringement.
That was the end of the road for Barbados at the championships because Tristan Evelyn was a non-starter for her semi-final of the girls’ 200 metres.
The United States looks set to win gold and silver in this event as Lauren Rain Williams ran the fastest qualifying time of 23.03 seconds. Teammate Candace Hill was second fastest with 23.21 seconds while Routh Africa’s Nicola de Bruyn was third fastest with 23.54 seconds. (PG)