Heavyweights advance in Class one Discus
Finalists and semi-finalists in a few events were determined yesterday, including one of the expected marquee event of the championship, the Class One Discus. Leading contenders Shadae Lawrence (Hydel High) with 46.79M Rochelle Frazer (Edwin Allen) with 46.04 were the top two qualifiers ahead of other medal prospects Paul-Ann Gayle (Edwin Allen) and Shanice Love (Excelsior).
Contenders stake claim in expected Class Two Shot Put battleground
The medal favourites for the Class Two Shot Put secured places in the final. Vere Technical’s Avery Pryce (13.85m), Hydels Devia Brown (13.69m), Kadian Clarke of Immaculate (13.68m) , St. Jago’s Yanike Henry (13.19),
Georgette Samuels of Holmwood Technical (12.39), St Elizabeth Technical’s Sahjay Stevens (13.17m) all advanced to what should be a hotly contested final.
No drama as favourites progress in Class One High Jump qualifying
Safia Morgan of Immaculate Conception stayed on course to retain the Class One High Jump title with a qualifying height of 1.60m. Also advancing with a similar clearance are Annastacia Forrester of Manchester High, Sashane Hanson of Herbert Morrison, Samara Spencer. Britney Kerr of Hydel and Hanifah Abdulqadir of St Jago High.
Favorites advance in 400M preliminaries
The 400M provided no surprises as the fancied athletes all advanced in all classes. Dawnalee Loney who narrowly missed the gold medal last year was the fastest qualifier clocking 53.56 seconds. Her main rival Tiffany James of Papine also advanced easily as did Derri-Ann Hill of Vere Technical, Candice McLeod of Papine and Ashley Williams of Holmwood Technical. Class Two favourite Taqece Duggan (55.75) of Hydel secured her spot in the next round alongside Janiel Moore of Edwin Allen, Satanya Wright of STETHS, Amoy Mairs of Frome Technical and Manchester High’s Danielle Thompson.
The athletes expected to fight for medals in Class Three 400m all advanced with Vere Technical’s Sanique Walker (56.43 seconds) and St Catherine High’s Anna-Kay Allen (56.52 seconds) leading the way. Also advancing were Abigail Brooks of Hydel, Lacovia High’s Shanamarie Staple, Albert Town’s Tasinia Mothersill and Edwin Allen’s Nadine Rose.
Sprint hurdles heat up
Another highly anticipated event, the Girls Class Two 100m Hurdles also whetted the appetite for more with the defending champion Janeek Brown of Wolmer’s Girls’ (13.82 seconds), Trishauna Hemmings (13.82 seconds) and Safiya Thompson of St. Jago High (13.92 seconds) the fastest qualifiers. Nicolee Foster of Holmwood Technical, Edwin Allen’s Patricia Moody, 2014 Class Three champion Sidney Marshall and Hydel High’s Brittani Thompson also easily progressed.
Holmwood Technical’s Shanette Allison (11.41 seconds) heads the Class Three 80M hurdles qualifiers with Joda Campbell of Hydel High (11.54 seconds) and Kimeone McLeod of St Jago (11.70) also advancing. The impressive Crystal Morrison of St.Jago looked smooth clocking 10.70 seconds in the Class Four 70M hurdles qualifying. Edwin Allen’s Lisandra Brown (10.83) and Immaculate Conception’s Riana Battick (10.86 seconds) secured berths in the next round.