Jamaican track star Clayton gets degree

The year 2019 could not have been a better year for Rushell Clayton as she won a bronze medal in the 400m hurdles at the World Championship and completed her degree, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Library and Information Studies from the University of the West Indies (UWI).

Rushell Clayton proudly closes out 2019 with victory on the track and in academia earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Library and Information Studies.

Clayton stunned the world by claiming a bronze medal in a personal best of 53.74 seconds in a race which will go down in history as the fastest 400m ever as American Dalilah Muhammad won in a new World Record of 52.16.

Rushell Clayton in peak performance at the World Championships in Doha, Qatar.

The 27-year-old Clayton made a post on Facebook announcing her academic achievement with her graduation picture.

“I’m glad I have a pic to show my child and maybe grandchild,” she posted.

Taste of victory for Rushell Clayton who won the bronze medal in the women’s 400m hurdles at the recently concluded World Championships.

Then she thanked two persons who made it possible. Dalton Myers, former director of sports at UWI and her coach Okeile Stewart.
“Thank you @daltonsmyers and @okeilestewart You two made this happen”, she noted.

Track star Rushell Clayton shares a happy moment with Dalton Myers (left) and Okeil Stewart (right)

Clayton became Jamaica’s national 400m champion in July and also won a bronze medal at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.