Christopher Taylor clocks 10.11, equals National Junior 100m Record

Jermaine Wright
Athletics (U20)

Just a week after eclipsing the Jamaican National Junior Record in the 400 metres Christopher Taylor has equaled the 100 metres Junior Record a short while ago at the Jamaica U18 Invitational Meet at the National Stadium in Kingston Jamaica.

The Calabar High School prodigy clocked 10.11 seconds (+1.1m/s) to win the Boys 100 metres event.

The 18 year old is now tied with Yohan Blake as the fastest Jamaican junior ever. Blake solely held the record for 11 years after setting the time in winning the CARIFTA Boys U20 final in Turks & Caicos in 2007. 

The IAAF World Youth 400m champion got out the blocks pretty well before streaking away from the field and could have broken the record had he not ease up at the line. 

Taylor is now tied with South Africa’s Thando Dlodlo for the second fastest time on the IAAF World U20 season rankings. Only USA’s young sprint prodigy Anthony Schwartz has run faster as a junior this season, clocking 10.09 four weeks ago in Albuquerque, NM (USA). 

Less than seven days ago Taylor, a 400m specialist, broke Akeem Bloomfield’s 400m national junior record of 44.93, clocking 44.88 en route to beating the big boys and winning the Senior Men’s 400m title at the Jamaican National Junior and Senior Championships in Kingston, Jamaica.

The time is the fastest by a junior this season and ranks 50th in the senior season rankings. 

Taylor will lead the 42-member Jamaican team to the 2018 IAAF Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland from July 10-15.



Category: Athletics, Jamaica, U20
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