Tina Clayton and Tia Clayton show form in Kingston for Carifta Games
Tina Clayton and Tia Clayton

Michali Everett and Tina Clayton stamped their class on the 100m at Saturday’s Puma/Grace Youngster Goldsmith Classic at the National Stadium in Kingston.

Jamaica College’s (JC) Everett topped the Class 1 boys’ 100m in a meet record 10.49s, beating the previous of 10.52.

Kingston College’s (KC) Wayne Pinnock, who was second to Everett in 10.55s, left his mark on the 110m hurdles. Pinnock stopped the clock in 13.09 in the heats of the Class 1 boys’ 110m hurdles. He beat his previous record of 13.46 set in 2019. He along with Vashaun Vascianna, who ran 13.79 to win his heat, skipped the final.

Edwin Allen’s Tina Clayton ran a record 11.62 to beat her teammate Brandy Hall’s 2019 mark of 11.71. Tina’s twin sister Tia, who won her heat, was second overall in 11.79s.

Also of Edwin Allen, Serena Cole, 11.90 and Hall, who won her heat in 11.93, rounded off the top four.

KC’s Ra’John Gray smashed the Class 3 boys’ 100m hurdles record by running 13.12 in the final. He beat the previous mark of 13.16, set in 2019.

Lashanna Graham of Edwin Allen set a new record, 57.36s, to take top honours in the girls’ open 400m hurdles. Graham, who ran 59.42s, was the only athlete on the day to run sub-1-minute.

Rayon Campbell (KC) set a new Class 1 boys’ 400m hurdles record of 52.32s but returned with 57.27 to finish fifth in the final. Dean Clarke of Calabar, ran 52.64 to take the top spot ahead of KC’s Shanthamoi Brown, 52.74, in the final.

Chad Wright with 59.54m set a new record in the men’s discus throw. The previous record was 43.82m.

Shantae Foreman of St. Jago cleared 1.81m for a new Class 2 girls’ high jump record. The previous mark was 1.70m.

Charehon Connally of Maggotty took the Class 3 boys’ 1500m in an impressive 4:01.30. He lowered the record of 4:27.49 ahead Rojay Thomas, 4:37.20.

Crystal Morrison of St. Jago ran 14.38 to win the Class 1 girls’ 100m hurdles event while Aleix James of Petersfield topped Class 2 in 14.05.

Shanquena Foote of Petersfield won the Class 1 girls’ 400m in 55.08.

JC’s Handal Roban set a new record, 1:54.37 in the 800m invitational. The previous mark was 1:54.91.

Samantha Hall, 50.64m, Avery Pryce of Mico, 42.67m, Tavia Dixon of Mico, 40.92 and Daniela Williams of Clarendon College, 38.80m, all beat the previous women’s discus throw record of 38.14m.

Orlando Thomas threw 67.37m in the men’s javelin and Jewel Collins of St. Jago 50.75m in the girls’ javelin open, were also record breakers.

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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.


  1. Edwin Allen have a very powerful class two sprint team…any of five girls can win.
    It’s going to be hard to beat the Clayton twins? But Hall, Cole and Miles…wow, only two can run.

    Now it begs the question, why one school have five people in the same class that can win the 100 and 200

  2. Big up the youth from Maggotty, 4:01.30 is a big time for a Class 3 boy. I just hope he will stay at Maggotty and help lift his school, but again u just can’t trust the BIG 3


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