Brandy Hall and Kayla Bonnick were among several record breakers on Tuesday’s (18 Feb) opening day of the two-day Central Champs at GC Foster College in Spanish Town.
St. Jago’s Bonnick’s 11.64secs run in the Class 1 girls’ 100m lowered the 11.72 set by Rene Medley in 2015. The St. Jago sprinter leads the field of eight into the medal round.
Edwin Allen’s Hall 11.46 was also a girls’ Class 2 100m record, lowering the 11.58 Saskieka Steele did in 2019.
St. Jago’s Javari Thomas also ran a record 10.52 in the Class 1 boys’ 100m heats. Odane McPherson had the previous best of 10.58.
Edwin Allen’s Rickeisha Simms set a new Class 3 girls’ 1500m record of 4:44.75. She lowered Bellefield’s Aneisha Lawrence’s 2017 mark of 4:45.34.
Lawrence, who was close by watching as her record fell, won the Class 2 girls’ event in 4:47.21, slowest than her Class 3 record time.
Tafar-Hi Hinds of St. Jago lowered the Class 2 boys’ 1500m record from 4:14.44 to 4:13.70.
Edwin Allen’s Kayan Green won the Class 1 girls’ 1500m in 4:46.62 while Hydel’s Omar Francis won the boys’ equivalent in 4:17.40.
Manchester High’s Jordan Richards also got his name in the Class 2 boys’ high jump record book, clearing 1.90m to equal the 2016 mark of Damar Marshall.
Marshall cleared 2.09m to win the Class 1 boys’ high jump.
Edwin Allen girls lead the standing with 108.5 points ahead of St. Jago 103 and Hydel 79. Holmwood 53 and Vere rounded off the top five going into Wednesday’s final day.
St. Jago boys are on top with 112 points after 11 finals. They are followed by Edwin Allen 48, Bridgeport 34, Knox 23 and Jonathan Grant 22.
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