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Jereem fifth in speed-filled Prefontaine 400m
Trinidad and Tobago's Jereem Richards. - AP

Jereem fifth in speed-filled Prefontaine 400m

Go Back : Newsday : Jonathan Ramnanansingh : 29.05.2022

TRINIDAD and Tobago's Jereem Richards placed fifth in a speed-filled men's 400-metre event at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon, USA on Saturday.

Running out of lane seven, Richards clocked a personal best time of 44.79 seconds in his first outdoor 400m race for the season.

Winning gold was American Michael Norman in a blistering world-leading, Diamond League and meet record of 43.60s. The Prefontaine Classic also served as the Diamond League's Oregon leg.

Capturing silver in a season's best time was Grenadian Kirani James in 44.02s while Great Britain's Matthew Hudson-Smith claimed bronze and set a new national record and personal best.

American Vernon Norwood (44.66s) was fourth while Richards rounded off the top five.