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Parchment among four gold medallists for Jamaica on penultimate day of NACAC Champs

Jamaica garnered seven medals on Saturday's second and penultimate day of the NACAC Senior Championships in Toronto, Canada including four gold medals. World and Olympic sprint hurdles medallist Hansle Parchment added the regional title to his collection after capturing the event in 13.28 seconds to get the better of American Aleec Harris 13.49 and Barbadian Shane Brathwaite in 13.52 seconds.

Danielle Williams with 12.67 seconds was not as fortunate as she watched world record holder Kendra Harrison cruise to a championship record of 12.55 seconds to capture the female equivalent.

National 100 metres champion Tyquendo Tracey also added the regional title to his collection clocking 10.03 seconds. His compatriot Kenroy Anderson did not finish after pulling up 10 meters into the race.

Jonielle Smith grabbed silver in the female equivalent with 11.07 seconds as American Jenna Prandini sped to a fast 10.96 seconds while 2-time Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce faded into fifth with 11.18 seconds.

Meanwhile, the nation has the men's and women's 400 meters titles. Stephanie-Ann McPherson took the female event in a comfortable 51.15 seconds while Christine Day was fifth in a pedestrian 53.05 seconds.

2017 national championship runner-up Demish Gaye led home a Jamaica one-three finish with a powerful late surge to win in 45. 47 seconds, fending off the challenge of Costa Rican Nerry Brenes 45.67 while Fitzroy Dunkley held on for the bronze in 45.76 seconds.

Meanwhile, national 800 metres champion Natoya Goulle landed silver in her pet event, clocking 1 minute, 57.95 seconds while Kemoy Campbell placed 5th in the men's 5000 metres in 14 minutes and 10 seconds.

 

 



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