Can Britany Anderson be beaten at Champs 2017? The 16-year-old Vere Technical first year Class 2 sprint hurdler was in devastating form at Saturday’s Youngster Goldsmith Classic at the National Stadium.
After running 13.52 against a negative 2.5m/s wind in the heat, the speed hurdler returned, even after running a 100m in 11.89, to take the girls’ Class 2 100m hurdles final in a supberb 13.18 seconds, the wind, -1.6m/s. The time is the fastest ever by a schoolgirl in recent memory.
So fast was Anderson across the hurdles, the next best athlete in the final was Ray-Donna Lee of Hydel in 13.51.
Dejour Russell of Calabar was the star on the male side with an impressive 13.45 to take the boys’ Class 1 high hurdles. He qualified for the final with 13.63.
Gabrielle McDonald of Edwin Allen and Vere’s Aomi Brown both tied for the top spot in the girls’ Class 1 final with 13.55.
Lisandra Brown of Edwin Allen topped the Class 3 girls’ 80m hurdles in 11.27 while Danae Nemhard of St. Jago took the Class 4 girls’ 70m obstacle in 10.76.
Javel Granville of St. Jago won the Class 3 boys’ 100m hurdles in 13.41 while KC’s Wayne Pinnock outclassed the Class 2 110m hurdles field to win in 13.71.
Edwin Allen’s trio, Patrice Moody and Khamoy Farquharson with the same time, 11.78 along with Shellece Clark, 11.81, were the top three Class 1 100m girls.
Edwin Allen took the top three spots in Class 4 with Serena Cole, 12.40, Leanna Lewis, 12.51, and Alishia McKenzie, 12.56.
Jhevaughn Matherson won the Class 1 boys 100m in 10.47 ahead of Andre Morrison of St. Jago, 10.61 and Calabar’s Tyreke Wilson, 10.62.
Sachin Dennis of STETHS was the top boy from Class 2 with 10.66 while Terrique Stennett of KC ran 11.19 (-0.3m/s wind) to top the boys’ Class 3 100m ahead of Rhaeim Scott of Ruseas, 11.20 (1.9m/s wind).
Anthony Carpenter of Calabar came out on top of the Class 1 boys’ 400m with 47.69 while KC’s Dashawn Morris, 47.81, was second best.
Jevaughn Powell of Edwin Allen, 49.30, and Ruseas’ Rhaeim Scott, 51.86, won in Classes 2 and 3.
In the girls’ 400m, Hydel’s Aaliyah Hylton, 58.28, Vere’s Cadese Higgins, 58.29, were neck and neck across the line in heat 3 of the Class 3 girls event while Selisa Palmer of Edwin Allen, won heat 1 in 58.31.
Charokee Young of Hydel, 56.84, and Vere’s Nickesha Pryce, 56.90, were the top Class 2 girls quartermiler.
Class 1 of the one lap event was dominated by Edwin Allen with Kimorla Mushette, 55.78, and Moisha Barnes, 56.55.
In the 1500,. Britnie Dixon of Vere, 4:53.94, Kayan Green of Edwin Allen, 4:57.35, and Hydel’s Aaliyah Stewart, 4:57.97 were the winners in Classes 1, 2 and 3, repectively.
Lamar Reid of Calabar recorded 6.60m to win the Class 2 boys’ long jump.
Shian Salmon of Hydel cleared 1.80m to win the Class 1 girls’ high jump while St. Jago’s Lushane Wilson got over the bar at 2.15 in the Class 1 boys’ section.
Ackelia Smith of Edwin Allen won the Class 3 girls’ long jump with 5.87m