Jamaican Athletics Stars of Tomorrow to Shine at JAAA Puma Fuller-Anderson Development Meet
Boys and Girls Champs Class 3 sprint double champion Kevona Davis was the top sprinter at Saturday's (Jan 14) Puma/JAAA Development Meet at Kirkvine in Manchester.

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jeremy Farr, Kevona Davis and Amoi Brown were the standouts at Saturday’s (4 Feb) Youngster Goldsmith Classics inside the National Stadium (full results below).

Davis of Edwin Allen with 11.59 topped the Class 2 girls’ 100m. St. Lucian Julien Alfred, representing St. Catherine High, was the only one girl under 12 seconds with 11.93.

Wolmer’s Jeremy Farr, first year Class 1, ran 46.75 to beat Calabar’s Shermar Chambers, 46.84 in the one lap event. Evaldo Whitehorns of Calabar was the Class two winner in 48.11.

The sprint obstacle, contested as heats and finals, produced some good results.

Brown of Vere, 13.35secs, beat her former schoolmate, Britany Anderson, now at Camperdown, 13.72 and Daszay Freeman of Queens, 13.79, in the Class 1 girls’ 100m hurdles final.

Crystal Morrison of St. Jago, running against a negative 1.2m/s wind, stopped the clock in 13.48secs, to beat her main rival Ackera Nugent of Excelsior, 13.65secs.

Salieci Myles of Edwin Allen, 11.42secs and St. Jago’s Seanna-Gay Leslie, 11.01secs, won the Class 3 girls 80m and Class 4 70m hurdles respectively.

Calabar High’s Michael Stephens ran away with the Class 1 boys’ event in 10.48, ahead of his schoolmate Rosean Young, 10.63.
Javari Thomas of St. Jago won the Class 2 boys’ 100m in 10.76 while Bouwahjgi Nkrumie of Kingston College (KC) topped Class 3 in 11.39.

Kasheika Cameron of Edwin Allen, 11.78, beat Kimone Shaw of St. Jago, 11.82 for the Class 1 girls’ title.

Saskieka Steele of Holmwood (11.71) beat the Clayton sisters of Edwin Allen, Tia (11.80), second, and Tina (11.91), fourth. St. Jago’s Brianna Lyston, last year’s Class four star, was third in 11.89.

Racers Track Club’s Jevaughn Minzie ran 10.63 in the men’s open 100m dash.

Orlando Bennett of Calabar was the star in the Class 1 boys’ 110m hurdles with 13.62.
St. Jago’s Vashaun Vasciani won the Class 2 boys’ 110m hurdles easily in 13.72secs

Fiona Richards of Edwin Allen threw 50.04 to take the Class 1 girls’ discus event.

Olympian Shanieka Ricketts topped the women’s open triple jump with 14.37m.

Jon-Michael Davis of KC cleared 2.10 to take the Class 1 boys’ high jump while Lamar Reid of Calabar leapt 6.82m in the Class 2 boys’ long jump.

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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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