JC rule at R Danny Williams Development Meet

Saturday, January 13, 2018

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Hosts Jamaica College (JC) dominated proceedings at the 25th staging of the Pure Water/JC/R Danny Williams Track and Field Development Meet held at the school grounds last Saturday.

On the occasion, at which successful Manning Cup Coach Miguel Coley was honoured, there were also outstanding performances in most of the events.

JC set the tone in the 5,000m Open when they finished first and second with Fabian Campbell winning in 16:55.80, minutes followed by his teammate Shawn Smith in 16:57.39 minutes. Christoph Humphrey was third in 17:12.38 minutes.

They swept the Class One 800m with Ken Reyes finishing first in 2:01.27 minutes, Dejaun Blackman second in 2:01.88 minutes, and Cavel Beckles in 2:01.98 minutes. In Class Two, Marcus Hutchinson of Clarendon College was first in 2:05.76 minutes, Javier Brown of JC second in 2:09.35, and Andre Binns of Mona High third in 2:09.99.

Sean Gardener of Manchester High beat back all challengers in Class Three with a winning time of 2:11.99, with Omarion Davis of JC finishing a distant second with 2:18.15, and Akeem Fitzgerald of St George's College third in 2:19.80.

The Class Two boys' 110m hurdles was faster than the Class One event with Robert Grayham of JC winning in 16.49secs. Joseph Smith of Mona was second in 16.77, while Justin Chisolm, also of JC, was third in 17.26secs.

However, in Class One Jahvarrie Johnson of Mavis Bank won in 16.63, Armanie Rhule of Jonathan Grant was second in 17.05 and Malik Debble of St Mary's College third in 17.25.

In Class Three, JC's Peter Calvin was first in 16.01, Nicoy White of St George's College second in 16.45, and Matthew Britton, also of St George's College third in 16.68. There was a JC one-two in Class Four, with Hector Benjamin (13.10) and Gregory Spencer (13.23) topping Tyrique Thomas (13.60).

Ramone Lindo of Vere Technical, who is known more for his quarter-mile strength, was first in the Class One boys' 100m in a time of 10.88secs. He turned back the challenge of the JC pair of Joel Paulwell in 10.92 and Delann Henry in 10.96.

In Class Two, Rojay Morris of Clarendon College was first in 11.09, Justin Emmanuel of Papine High second in 11.24, and Jonathan Henry of JC third in 11.15.

The “True Blues” were again winners in Class Three as Neil Sutherland grabbed the gold medal with 11.78 seconds. Javone Anderson of Ardenne with 11.79, and Ryan Webber of Camperdown 11.81, took second and third, respectively.

The pole vault has become one of the strongest events for JC and they were at the top of the podium once again. Dale DaCosta led with a height of 3.35m with his teammate Tyreke Walchie second with 3.05m, and Renaldo Savoury of Calabar third, also with 3.05m.

Defending champion at Boys' Champs Roje Stona of St Jago won the Class One boys' discus with a throw of 56.18m. Cyrus Douglas of JC was second in 53.18m, followed by Calabar's Deandre Leith with 50.08m.

In Class Two, Romario Jackson of St Jago was first with 47.37m, Zackery Dillon of Calabar second with 46.21, and Odain Harris, also of Calabar, third with 44.83m.

Calabar dominated the shot putt with Zackery Dillon winning in Class Two with 15.55m and his teammate Cobe Graham taking the Class One title with 16.82m.

Derrick Bernard of Campion won the Class Three boys' high jump with 1.71m, Waukeem Walters of St Andrew Technical High School won Class Two with 1.90m, and Ajay Thompson of St Elizabeth Technical High School won Class One with a height of 1.95m.

— Dwayne Richards




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