Windward Road take early lead

Thursday, April 26, 2018

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Defending champions Windward Road Primary and All-Age, on 121 points, lead their main rivals John Mills Primary and Junior High by 15 points after day one of the 40th staging of the INSPORTS All-Age and Junior High School Track and Field Championships at the National Stadium yesterday.

Constant Spring on 103.5, Shortwood Practising on 75, and Calabar Infant Primary and All Age on 54 round out the top five of what is shaping up to be an exciting final staging of the event.

Three field events finals were contested in the morning session yesterday. Bianca Barham of Constant Spring Primary and Junior High won the girls' 15 & under high jump Open with a clearance of 1.45m, while Onieka Kelly of many-time champions John Mills was second with 1.40m, followed by Moreca Bartley of Cockburn Gardens with 1.30m.

Damari Blair of John Mills won the Class Two boys' long jump with 5.12m, Jordan Spencer of Mico Practising was second with 4.91m, and Jaheel Burke of Constant Spring third with 4.90m.

The shot put Open was won by Shaniel Allen of John Mills with 8.71m, while her teammate Chevanne Thompson was second with 7.74m to effectively give their school the early lead. Sonya Watson of Cockburn Gardens, with 7.74m, was third.

The afternoon session was highlighted by the 100m in all classes and the 60m dash for Class Six. The marquee Class One boys' 100m final was won by Christopher Crawford of Windward Road in 11.70secs ahead of Elton Hyatt of Constant Spring in 11.81secs. Giovanni Taylor of Shortwood Practising was third in 11.97secs.

— Dwayne Richards

Kimmoy Brown of John Mills won the Class One girls' race in 13.50secs, Shadai Prince of Windward Road was second in 13.91secs and Tyice Richards of Calabar was third in 14.14secs.

The Class Six boys' 60m was won by Jahbari Smith of Constant Spring in 9.56, ahead of Maicon Gordon of Windward Road, who was second in 9.60, and Ishmael Fletcher of Swallowfield third in 9.66.

Jadea Harris of John Mills won the girls' Class Six equivalent in 9.67, Saniel Brown of Mico Practising was second in 9.95 and Kamarla McFarlane of Cockburn Gardens was third in the same time as Brown.

There will be 36 finals on today's final day with the 4x400m Open for boys and girls bringing down the curtains on this final championships.




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