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McMaster pulls out of World C/ships; DeFreitas 7th in 200m Heat

McMaster pulls out of World C/ships; DeFreitas 7th in 200m Heat

The Virgin Islands will play no more part in the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, after its two athletes, Kyron A. McMaster and Beyonce A. DeFreitas, exited in different fashion.

Commonwealth Games Champion McMaster pulled put of the semi-finals of the 400m Hurdles due to an injury concern.

The two-times Diamond League winner had noticeably struck a hurdle while leading his Heat race on Saturday, July 16, 2022, and then faded to 4th, but was still able to qualify for the semi-finals on Sunday.

Reports are that McMaster, out of an abundance of caution, was rested up so he could be fit to defend his Commonwealth Games title in Birmingham in a couple weeks time.

The two-times Diamond League winner, Kyron A. McMaster, had noticeably struck a hurdle while leading his Heat race on Saturday, July 16, 2022, and then faded to 4th, but was still able to qualify for the semi-finals on Sunday.


DeFreitas 7th in 200m Heats


Meanwhile, DeFreitas found the going tough in the Women’s 200m Heats, placing 7th in a non-advancing time of 23.81 last night, July 18, 2022.

That race was won by American Abbey Steiner in 22.26 seconds, while second was Switzerland’s Mujinga Kambunji in 22.34 seconds.

Third was Nzubechi G. Nwokocha of Nigeria in 22.61 seconds.

Defreitas, the University of Central Florida athlete, was looking to build off an already impressive year that saw her become a First Team All-American with the Knights’ 4x1 team.

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