Christopher Taylor
Christopher Taylor

Christopher Taylor cruised to victory in the Class 1 boys’ 400m at the Digicel Grand Prix Final at GC Foster College on Saturday (16 March).

Calabar’s Taylor was the only quarter-miler to go sub-47secs. He won in 45.99 ahead of Holmwood’s Bovel McPherson, 47.13.

Holmwood and Hydel shared the honours in the 400m finals.

Daniella Deer took the U20 final in 53.67 ahead of Garriel White of Hydel, 54.14.
In the U17 section, Oneika McAnnuff of Hydel won the U17 girls’ 400m in 53.12 ahead of Rickiann Russell of Holmwood, 53.46.

Petersfield’s Shaquena Foote ran away with the U20 girls’ 800m final in 2:07.44. Cherokee Young of Hydel was second in 2:08.38.
Kishay Rowe of Spalding took the U17 final in 2:12.54 while

Tyrice Taylor of Enid Bennett was the winner of the U20 boys’ 1:48.85. He beat Tyrese Reid of Spot Valley, 1:49.30.

J’Voughn Blake of JC 1:52.0 took the U17 final.

In the girls’ 400m hurdles open, Danielle Brissett of Holmwood was the only one under one minute with 58.69 seconds.

Kingston College (KC) dominated the boys 400m hurdles. Romel Plummer, 51.62 and Shanthamoi Brown, 52.30 gave KC 1-2 in the Class One event while Jayden Brown topped the boys’ Class Two event in 53.61.

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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.