06 MAR 2004 General News

Men 400m Final

Alleyne Francique fought off a fierce homestretch attack by Davian Clarke to win his first major 400 metres title. 

Francique, the Commonwealth indoor record holder, won in 45.88 to lead a 1-2 Caribbean finish. 

Clarke, a world, Olympic and Commwealth Games relay medal winner for Jamaica, was less than a step behind, clocking 45.88.  Gary Kikaya, a two-time 400m NCAA champion while at the University of Tennessee, was never in the contest for the win, but did win the race for the bronze medal with a seasonal best 46.30, outkicking Tunisian Sofiane Ladibi (46.48).