A champion at every level so far, Riker sprang a surprise to wint the National Championships in 2011 in a personal best time of 45.30 seconds. That win elongated a bright resume that included a 2007 win for St. Jago High School at the Jamaican high school championships and a junior college title for Essex County College in the USA.


Personal Best- Outdoor
Proformance  Wind  Place Date
400 Metres 45.10 Kingston (NS), JAM 01 Jul 2012


Up to the staging of the 10th World Junior Championships, Grossetto, Italy in 2004, the record for most medals at these Championships was held by Germany’s Katrin Krabbe, 5 medals. Jamaica’s Anneisha McLaughlin, a student of Holmwood Technical High, has garnered six (6) medals and has thus earned that covered record.


Omar McLeod (born 25 April 1994) is a Jamaican professional hurdler and sprinter. He is the current 110 m hurdles Olympic and former World champion. He was NCAA indoor champion in the 60 m hurdles in 2014 and 2015 and outdoor champion in the 110 m hurdles in 2015; he turned professional after the 2015 collegiate season, forgoing his two remaining years of collegiate eligibility. His personal best in the 110 m hurdles (12.90 seconds) ranks him 5th on the world all-time list.


Performance Wind Place Date
100 Meters 11.44 Spanish Town 13 Mar 2010
200 Meters 23.04 Kingston (NS), Ja. 05 Jun 2010
400 Meters 49.92 Monaco 19 Jul 2013
400 Meters Hurdles 57.46 Kingston (Mona), Ja. 17 Mar 2012


This George Mason University graduate has been representing Jamaica since 2000, with the World Junior Championships being the catapult that launched him forward. He barely missed out on a medal on that occasion, finishing fourth in front of a packed National Stadium.