Alleged attack on 'TC' Campbell talking point at Senior Trials

...But hurdler Levy turned focus on rack with quickest time into final

Sunday, June 24, 2018

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With no real outstanding display last evening, the talking point at the Supreme Ventures/JAAA Senior and Junior Champioships was the alleged brazen attack on meet manager Trevor “TC” Campbell by Jamaica College (JC) student athletes on Friday night.

Campbell, who went unbeaten at Champs during his heyday at Kingston College in the 1970s, confirmed the incident to the Jamaica Observer but declined to comment further on the matter, preferring to wait on the outcome of further investigations into the incident.

the Observer understands that Campbell was attacked by two iron-wielding JC athletes on his way back to the “call room” at the Stadium East facilty, following a disagreement earlier about rules and regulations regarding aseembly of athletes before entering the track area.

Dr Warren Blake, president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), also refused to comment on the matter.

Meanwhile, Commonwealth Games gold medallist Ronald Levy and Hansle Parchment, the 2012 Olympic silver medallist, won the heats and made the final of the men's 110m hurdles.

Levy of MVP won heat one in 13.45 (-0.6 mps) and was the quickest into the final. Phillip Lemonious was second in 13.82. Parchment won his heat in 13.47 (-0.6 mps) ahead of former Commonwealth champion Andrew Riley in 13.65.

In the women's 400 metres, Stephenie Ann McPherson looked good in advancing to the final with 51.20, while Christine Day won semi-final three in 52.05. Anastasia Leroy won semi-final one in 52.04 ahead of Tiffany James in 52.23.

Then former national champion Javon Francis won the men's 400m semi-final two in 46.56, but fell to the ground, apparently injured. Demish Gaye won the first semi-final in 45.52.

Calabar High school star Christopher Taylor won semi-final three in 46.24 ahead of national record holder Rusheen McDonald in 45.83.

Earlier, there was only one competitor in the men's hammer throw in which Caniggia Raynor threw 64.72m, which was way below his national record of 70.93m.

There were two ladies in the women's hammer throw as Natoya Club won in 57.83m, well below Faina Levy's national record of 71.48m. Janine Johnson was second with 52.16m.

In form Fedrick Dacres won the men's shot put with 65.13m, well clear of Basil Bingham with 58.47m.

Lloydricia Cameron won the women's shot put with a throw of 16.73m ahead of Gleneve Grange with 15.99m.

— Howard Walker

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