Isa Phillips

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Isa Phillips
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Phillips at Mannheim DLV Competition 2011
Personal information
Nationality Jamaica
Born (1984-04-22) 22 April 1984 (age 35)
Kingston, Jamaica
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight84 kg (185 lb)
Event(s)400 metres, 400 metre hurdles
Updated on 23 January 2015.

Isa Phillips (born 22 April 1984) is a Jamaican hurdling athlete who specialises in the 400 metres hurdles.[1]

The Kingston native made his international debut at the 2001 World Youth Championships in Athletics, finishing sixth in the 400 m hurdles semi-finals. He won the national under-18s championship in the event in 2001. Phillips took to the senior circuit in 2003 and broke the 50-second-barrier in 2005, setting a personal best of 49.96 seconds in Arlington, Texas.[2]

His first major competition was the 2007 World Championships in Athletics where he finished fourth in the heats. The following year he represented Jamaica at the 2008 Summer Olympics and reached the semi-finals of the 400 m hurdles. He closed the season with a bronze medal win at the 2008 World Athletics Final, finishing behind compatriot Danny McFarlane and American Kerron Clement.[2]

He lowered his personal best to 48.36 seconds at the Grande Prêmio Brasil Caixa meet in May 2009, making him the sixth fastest Jamaican in the event.[3] He again improved at the Jamaican national championships, qualifying for the 2009 World Championships with a world-leading time of 48.05 s; Winthrop Graham and Danny McFarlane were the only Jamaicans who had faster times.[4]

Phillips ran track collegiately at Louisiana State University.[5]

Personal bests[edit]

Event Time (seconds) Venue Date
200 metres 21.05 (wind: +0.6 m/s) Baton Rouge, Louisiana 18 April 2009
400 metres hurdles 48.05 Kingston, Jamaica 27 June 2009
800 metres (indoor) 1:52.17 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States 21 January 2006
  • All information taken from IAAF profile.[2]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Jamaica
2001 World Youth Championships Debrecen, Hungary 13th (sf) 400m hurdles (84 cm) 54.03
2003 CARIFTA Games (U20) Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 2nd 400m hurdles 51.29
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:09.70
Pan American Junior Championships Bridgetown, Barbados 2nd 400m hurdles 50.95
3rd 4 × 400 m relay 3:12.41
2004 NACAC Under-23 Championships Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada 5th 400m hurdles 51.00
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:05.79
2006 NACAC Under-23 Championships Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 3rd 400m hurdles 49.80
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 16th (sf) 400m hurdles 49.47
2008 Central American and Caribbean Championships Cali, Colombia 1st 400m hurdles 49.98 A
Olympic Games Beijing, China 9th (sf) 400m hurdles 48.85
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 3rd 400m hurdles 49.22
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 10th (sf) 400m hurdles 48.93
11th (h) 4 × 400 m relay 3:04.45
World Athletics Final Thessaloniki, Greece 400m hurdles DQ
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 10th (sf) 400m hurdles 49.16
Pan American Games Guadalajara, México 2nd 400m hurdles 48.82 A
2013 Central American and Caribbean Championships Morelia, México 7th 400m hurdles 51.24 A
World Championships Moscow, Russia 13th (sf) 400m hurdles 49.28
2014 Pan American Sports Festival Ciudad de México, México 4th 400m hurdles 50.42 A


  1. ^ Biography - PHILLIPS Isa, PASO, retrieved 23 January 2015
  2. ^ a b c Phillips Isa biography. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-05-30.
  3. ^ Biscayart, Eduardo (2009-05-25). Belém spectacular produces five world season leads – IAAF World Athletics Tour. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-05-30.
  4. ^ Foster, Anthony (2009-06-28). Bolt 9.86 and Fraser 10.88; Walker and Phillips excel over hurdles - JAM Champs , Day 2. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-06-28.
  5. ^ Track and Field - Isa Phillips Bio, LSU Tigers, 9 October 2007, retrieved 23 January 2015

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