Tia Clayton was in devastating form on Wednesday’s (19 Feb) second day of the 2020 Central Athletics Championships at GC Foster College.
The 15-year-old ran a stunning 11.29 seconds, a personal best and new meet record in the Class 2 girls’ 100 final.
Clayton, who is first-year Class 2, finished ahead of her Edwin Allen’s teammate Brandy Hall, who set the record of 11.46, a day earlier.
Hall, who ran faster – 11.38, and Holmwood Technical’s Sashieka Steele, ran 11.58 for the previous record in 2019, finished third in 11.50.
Kayla Bonnick of St. Jago also lowered the Class 1 record of 11.64 set on Tuesday’s opening day. She ran 11.60 to beat Shakeira Bowra of St. Catherine, 11.62, in the final.
Hydel’s duo of Kerrica Hill, 11.66 and Jody-Ann Daley, 12.12, won the Classes 3 and 4 finals.
St. Jago’s Javari Thomas, who ran a record 10.52 in the heats, returned with 10.70 to win the final.
Tajai Duffus, also of St. Jago, won the Class 2 boys’ final in 10.89 and Malik Carridice of Vere, the Class 3 event in 11.55
In the 400m finals, Oneika McAnnuff of Hydel with 53.40 and St. Jago’s Quaycian Davis, 53.59, were classes 2 and 3 record breakers.
Kavia Francis of Holmwood, 53.38, won the Class 1 girls’ event.
On the boys’ side, Holmwood Tahj Hamm, 47.72 and Roshawn Lee of Clarendon College, 51.33, set new records in the classes 2 and 3 finals.
Borel McPherson of Holmwood topped the Class 1 boys’ final in 46.77.
Hydel dominated the sprint hurdles, winning three of four in record times.
Oneka Wilson topped the Class 2 girls’ 100m hurdles event in 13.39; Kerrica Hill, the Class 3 girls’ 80m obstacle in 11.07 and Jody-Ann Daley, the Class 4 70m hurdles in 10.59.
Crystal Morrison of St. Jago took top honours in the Class 1 girls’ 100m hurdles. She ran a wind-aided (+3.6m/s) 13.38 secs for the victory. Rosealee Cooper, who holds the record of 13.63, was second in 13.88.
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