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Leacock takes silver at Penn Relays


JUSTIN MARVILLE, [email protected]

Leacock takes silver at Penn Relays

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RIVALDO LEACOCK has himself another medal.

The top junior distance hurdler came good this morning at the highly-acclaimed Penn Relays, placing second in the 400 metres hurdles for high school boys in Philadelphia.

Competing in the second of two timed finals, the Foundation schoolboy clocked 51.84 seconds to finish behind Cory Poole (50.71) of East Orange in New Jersey.

Ronaldo Griffiths of Clara Barton in Brooklyn, New York, was third in 52.77. All three ran in the same heat. 

The time was just off a season’s best of 51.80 for Leacock, who won bronze at this year’s CARIFTA Games after copping gold at the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games.  

On Thursday, Barbadian Tia-Adana Belle won the collegiate women’s 400m hurdles in 56.26 seconds, the fifth-fastest time in NCAA Division II history and the 15th fastest in the world this year. (JM)

 

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