Bouwahjgie Nkrumie of KC ran fast at Corporate Area Champs
Bouwahjgie Nkrumie

Kingston, Jamaica – Bouwahjgie Nkrumie of Kingston College took the lead in the Class 1 boys’ 100m heats on Tuesday, March 28, during the opening day of the ISSA GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships (Champs23).

Nkrumie won his heat with a leisurely 10.51 seconds, advancing to the semi-finals.

Jamaica College’s Jaiden Reid impressed with a time of 10.52 seconds, while Junior Harris from Camperdown High and Javorne Dunkley of St. Elizabeth completed the top four qualifiers with 10.56 and 10.59 seconds, respectively.

Cole, Reid, and James in the girls’ semi-finals

In the Class 1 girls’ 100m heats, Serena Cole from Edwin Allen High School dominated at 11.57 seconds. Alexis James of Petersfield High and Tonie-Ann Forbes of Edwin Allen High also qualified for the semi-finals, clocking times of 11.74 and 11.80 seconds, respectively.
Alana Reid of Hydel, with 11.81, also made easy progress.

In the Class 2 boys’ 100m heats, Kingston College’s Nicardo Clarke finished first with a time of 10.95 seconds. Tavaine Stewart of Herbert Morrison, Johan-Ramaldo Smy of Muschett High, and Tramaine Todd of St. Elizabeth closely followed him.
Shemonique Hazle from Hydel High shined in the Class 2 girls’ 100m heats, finishing with a time of 12.17 seconds. Kaycian Johnson of St. Catherine High, Doniellia Lewis of Edwin Allen High, and Akhalia Collins of Holmwood Technical also secured their spots in the semi-finals at 12.19, 12.20, and 12.24 seconds, respectively.

Several other talented young athletes qualified for the semi-finals in Classes 3 and 4, including Malique Dennis of Jamaica College, Theianna-Lee Terr of Edwin Allen High, and Maria Baker of Holmwood Technical.
The ISSA GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships, Champs23, will continue with the semi-finals and finals on Wednesday at the National Stadium in Kingston.

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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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