National record and final spot for Jamaica’s mixed 4x400m team

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Jamaica's mixed 4x400m team

Jamaica’s mixed 4x400m relay team has set a new national record of 3:11.76.

The team ran 3:11.76 to qualify for the finals of the event at the Tokyo Olympic Games on Friday.

With a strong anchor leg from Karayme Bartley, the Jamaicans passed the Great Britain team and captured third place and a place in the final behind Poland and The Netherlands.

Friday’s time beat the previous best of 3:11.78 set at the World Championships in Doha in 2019 by the team of Nathon Allen, Roneisha McGregor, Tiffany James and Rusheen McDonald.

This is the first time that the mixed 4x400m relay was being contested at the Olympics.

Jamaica’s team comprised of national champion Sean Bailey, who started and handed over to Junelle Bromfield who then handed over the baton to Stacey-Ann Williams who handed over to Karayme Bartley.

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