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UPDATE: McMaster eases to top spot in Guadeloupe

- runs 49.39 @ Guadeloupe Athletics Meet; Malone 5th in Long Jump
Virgin Islands hurdler Kyron A. McMaster, centre, officially began his 2019 outdoor season at the Guadeloupe Athletics Meet at the Baie-Mahault Stadium on Saturday May 18, 2019. Photo: Ilta-Sanomat/File
Virgin Islands world leading Long Jumper, Chantel E. Malone finished 5th in the Women’s Long Jump Final at the Guadeloupe Athletics Meet on May 18, 2019. Photo: Provided/File
Virgin Islands world leading Long Jumper, Chantel E. Malone finished 5th in the Women’s Long Jump Final at the Guadeloupe Athletics Meet on May 18, 2019. Photo: Provided/File
BAIE-MAHAULT, Guadeloupe- Virgin Islands hurdler Kyron A. McMaster officially began his 2019 outdoor season at the Guadeloupe Athletics Meet at the Baie-Mahault Stadium on Saturday May 18, 2019.

McMaster, running in lane 4, was headed to an easy win in the Men’s 400m Hurdles but did not seem to factor in the late charge of United States of America’s (USA) Byron Robinson in lane 8.

The Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist and 2-time Diamond League winner, McMaster, eased back just before the finish line while Robinson powered through to catch McMaster on the line.

The two athletes were given the same time of 49.39 seconds.

Khallifah Rosser of the USA was third in 50.11 while Jamaicans Shawn Rowe (50.50) and Kemar Mowatt (50.83) were fourth and fifth respectively.

Malone 5th in Women’s Long Jump

Meanwhile, Virgin Islands world leading Long Jumper Chantel E. Malone could not replicate her world leading performance of 3 weeks ago, as she finished 5th in Guadeloupe.

Malone, who recorded a world leading leap of 6.90 metres in the Women’s Long Jump Final at the 3rd Annual Torrin Lawrence Memorial in Athens, Georgia on April 26, 2019, had a best jump of 6.49m at the Baie-Mahault Stadium in Guadeloupe on May 18, 2019.

That event was won by USA’s Keturah Orji, who recorded a best jump of 6.80m. Orji’s teammate Brittney Reese (6.73m) was second and Jamaica’s Shanice Porter (6.73m) third.

See link to Men’s 400m Hurdles @ 2019 Guadeloupe Athletics Meet:

https://www.facebook.com/VINOLatest/videos/422075998374427/

See previous article published May 16, 2019

McMaster among athletics superstars for Guadeloupe Meet

Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist and Virgin Islands hurdler, Kyron B. McMaster is among the superstars in athletics who will be competing in the Guadeloupe Athletics Meet at the Baie-Mahault Stadium on Saturday May 18, 2019.

McMaster, a two-time Diamond League Champion, will compete in the 400m hurdles, one of the 10 events attracting international athletes.

It will be the first major outing for the year for Mcmaster, whose Personal Best in the 400m hurdles is 47.54, recorded on June 30, 2018 in Paris, France. That time is also a National Record.

Among the other recognised international athletes set to take part in the meet in Guadeloupe are the holder of the World Record for the 100m hurdles and World Champion in the 60 m hurdles, Kendra Harrison; Olympic and World Triple Jump Champion, Britney Reese, Women’s 400m World Champion, Phyllis Chanez Francis and Silver Medalist in the Men’s Triple Jump at the 2017 World Championships, Will Claye.

According to organisors of the meet, now in its 15th edition, no less than 7 Olympic Champions and 10 World Champions will be competing alongside other athletes from the region and locally.

Competition will start from 4:00pm on Saturday, May 18, 2019.

Among the big guns in athletics who have competed at the Guadeloupe Athletics Meet over the years are Marie-Josée Pérec, Christine Arron, Lashawn Merritt, Usain St. Leo Bolt, Maurice Green, Tori Bowie, Francena Allen Johnson Mc Corory, Angelo Taylor, Dayron Robles , Asafa Powell and Kirani James.

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