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|
|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.
|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.
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