Serena Cole wins the Class 2 girls' 100m at Ben Francis Invitational
Serena Cole wins the Class 2 girls' 100m at Ben Francis Invitational

Athletes battled strong headwind at Saturday’s (15 Feb) Ben Francis Invitational Meet held at GC Foster College in Spanish Town.

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Michael Dyke, Edwin Allen High’s head coach, told, “there was a strong headwind, powerful, and there was no wind guage.”

The meet, however, was without the crucial wind guage.

Edwin Allen won three of the 100m events. Kevona Davis, 12.08; Serena Cole, 12.26 and Xavian Harrison, 12.92 were the winners in classes, 1, 2 and 4.

“The windy conditions did not allow me to post a fast time, but I am happy to finish the race healthy,” Davis was quoted by the Jamaica Gleaner.

Shanise Ellis of Manchester with 12.52 was the Class 3 girls’ 100m winner.

On the boys’ side, Kishane Thompson of Garvey Maceo, 11.02 in Class 1; Deshaun Gordon of Charlemont High, 11.51 in Class 2 and Malik Carridice of Vere, 12.20 in Class 3, were the 100m winners.

Selisa Palmer of Edwin Allen, 56.86, was the only Class 1 girl to break 1-minute in the 400m.

Abigail Smellie of Glengoffe, 57.55 and Mickayla Sutherland of Manchester, 57.81, were the Classes 2 and 3 girls’ 400m winners.

In the boys’ 400m, Bryan Levell of Edwin Allen, 49.54; Kishane Thompson of Garvey Maceo, 48.50 and Romari Scott of Manchester, 55.15, won classes 1, 2 and 3 respectively.

Edwin Allen won the boys 4x400m in 3:15.50 while Manchester with 3:48.35 took the girls’ event.

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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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