Ristananna Tracey, Jamaica’s fastest-ever junior athlete in the 400 metres hurdles with a time of 54.58 seconds (Senior National Championships, June 2010) is no longer a member of the MVP Track Club. She has reportedly left that unit, and joined the Racers Track Club.
Tracey had an outstanding high school career at Edwin Allen High School, and is actually the second-fastest junior female ever in the 400 metres hurdles event. She competed at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu, South Korea last month, but failed to qualify for the finals of the 400 metres hurdles event, after finishing 4th in her semi-final heat with a time of 55.55 seconds.
At Racers, Tracey joins Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake, Schillone Calvert, Rosemarie Whyte, Davita Prendagast, among others.
Jamaica’s Ainsley Waugh won the men’s 200 metres race at the Moulay El-Hassan International Meet In Tangiers, Morocco yesterday. Waugh won in a meet record time of 20.71 seconds over Morocco’s Aziz Ouhadi (20.85) and Britain’s Dwain Chambers (20.86).
Waugh also ran the 100 metres race at the event, finishing 3rd with a time of 10.32 seconds behind Chambers (10.28) and Ouhadi clocking (10.32). Another Jamaican, Lerone Clarke, finished last in the race with a time of 10.82 seconds.
Also at the Moulay El-Hassan International Meet yesterday, Isa Phillips won the 400 metres hurdles race with a time of 49.62 seconds, beating a field that included former double World champion Felix Sanchez of the Dominican Republic.
Video of Yohan Blake, in only his 4th professional 200m race, running a meet record and world-leading time of 19.26 seconds to win the men’s 200m race at the Brussels Diamond League today. Notably, it was the 2nd fastest time in 200m history, just 0.07 seconds short of the 19.19 seconds fastest time currently held by Usain Bolt. More details here, video below.