Christopher Taylor

Christopher Taylor cruised to victory in the Class 1 boys’ 400m at the Digicel Grand Prix Final at GC Foster College on Saturday (16 March).

Calabar’s Taylor was the only quarter-miler to go sub-47secs. He won in 45.99 ahead of Holmwood’s Bovel McPherson, 47.13.

Holmwood and Hydel shared the honours in the 400m finals.

Daniella Deer took the U20 final in 53.67 ahead of Garriel White of Hydel, 54.14.
In the U17 section, Oneika McAnnuff of Hydel won the U17 girls’ 400m in 53.12 ahead of Rickiann Russell of Holmwood, 53.46.

Petersfield’s Shaquena Foote ran away with the U20 girls’ 800m final in 2:07.44. Cherokee Young of Hydel was second in 2:08.38.
Kishay Rowe of Spalding took the U17 final in 2:12.54 while

Tyrice Taylor of Enid Bennett was the winner of the U20 boys’ 1:48.85. He beat Tyrese Reid of Spot Valley, 1:49.30.

J’Voughn Blake of JC 1:52.0 took the U17 final.

In the girls’ 400m hurdles open, Danielle Brissett of Holmwood was the only one under one minute with 58.69 seconds.

Kingston College (KC) dominated the boys 400m hurdles. Romel Plummer, 51.62 and Shanthamoi Brown, 52.30 gave KC 1-2 in the Class One event while Jayden Brown topped the boys’ Class Two event in 53.61.


By Anthony Foster

Is a two-time Jamaica sports journalist of the year (2004 and 2005) and world-renowned journalist. One of his award-winning articles was on Usain Bolt, 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion and sprint double record holder, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony has covered Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016; Six (6) IAAF World Athletics Championships between 2007 and 2019 and several other international sporting events, including the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his favourite football team, Argentina vs the USA in 2004.

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