Shanette Allison has emerged as a real threat to pre-season favourite Britany Anderson in the Class 2 girls’ 100m hurdles.

Allison, who was very clean, stormed to victory in the Class 2 girls’ 100m hurdles in 13.40 at Saturday’s (Jan 28) Queens Grace Invitational meet at the National Stadium.
She demolished the 2016 record of 14.69 set by Jada Thomas of Immaculate Conception.

Anderson of Vere, who step up in class and is expected to shine, also dominiated her heat (1), but took second overall in 13.48.

Excelsior’s Ackera Nugent, who was technically correct, raced across the finish line to take the Class 3 girls’ 80m hurdles in 11.69. She ran into a negative 1.2m/s wind and was still able to beat Kimone McLeod (St. Jago) 2016 mark of 11.82.

Holmwood Tech’s Dyandra Gray, the heat 4 winner, was second overall in 11.74 and her teammate, Shamel Robinson, third in 11.84.

Vere’s Amoi Brown also took down the Class 1 girls’ 100m hurdles 2016 record of 14.20 in 13.75.

In Class 1, Alex Robinson of Wolmer’s, won in a record time, 13.88 seconds ahead of Orlando Bennett of Calabar, 13.96.

Timothy Lee of KC, 13.95, was also a record breaker on the day in the Class 3 boys’ 100m hurdles.

Wane Pinnock of KC, 14.15, beat his teammate Davian Williams, who ran the same time in the Class 2 boys’ 110m hurdles.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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