Four records were broken on day one of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) Sagicor National Athletics Championships on at the National Stadium.

Tatten Thawe of Portland ran 58.88 in the Under-15 girls 400m; Brianna Lyston of St. Catherine crossed the line in 27.70 in the Under-11 girls 200m; Manchester's Shanique Rowe did 25.97 in the Under-13 girls 200m and Anthony Haslam of St. Andrew with 24.30 in the Under-13 boys 200m were the first day's record setters.

Meanwhile, after four girls finals and three on the boys' side, St. Andrew and Portland are the top teams.

St. Andrew lead the girls’ section with 31 over Kingston 29, St. Catherine 26, St. Elizabeth 20, Portland 13, St. Ann 8, Westmoreland 7, Trelawny 6, St. Thomas 5 and Manchester 3.

On the boys’ side, Portland are out front on 24 points, ahead of St. Andrew 23, Kingston 18, St. Elizabeth 13, St. Ann 13, St. Thomas 10, St. Catherine 6, Clarendon 3 and Westmoreland 1.

Romaine Patterson (St. Andrew) won gold in boys’ long jump final with 5.36m over Akeem Bailey (Portland) 5.30m and Leon Williams (St. Andrew) 5.30m.

Jamiela Thomas (Kingston) captured girls’ shot put title with a throw of 9.64m. Vashelle Osbourne (St. Catherine) was second with 9.55m and Nicolet Tomilson (Trelawny), third with 9.31m

Danile Carter (St. Elizabeth) won with 41.00m the U9 boys’ cricket ball throw while second was Tyrese Mortimore (St. Ann) 39.47 and Demario Drysdale (St. Catherine), third with 38.45

Romario Mickiel (Portland) topped the boys' High Jump Open final with 1.75m ahead of Tyreke Haughton (Kingston) 1.70m and Jahlive Beckford (St. Ann) 1.70m

Rasheeda Beckford (St. Andrew) was the girls’ high jump open winner with a clearance of 1.45m. Kingston's pair Brandy Cole 1.40m and Ramona Hylton 1.40m was second and third respectively.


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