Jauavney James and Chrissani May were the Under-19 boys’ and girls’ 800m winners at Saturday’s Digicel Grand Prix final at the National Stadium in Kinsgton.

May of Holmwood won the two-lap Under-19 girls’ event in 2:07.72 ahead of Shaquena Foote of Petersfield, 2:08.80.

James of STETHS was the boys’ winner in 1:51.50, beating Javon Williams of Calabar, 1:52.30.

In the Under-17 sections, Calabar High’s Kevoy Venson, 1:53.72 and Rushana Dwyer of Edwin Allen, 2:12.86, were the top boy and girl athletes respectively.

The boys’ Under-19 400m hurdles, a new event to this year’s series, saw Rovanne Williams of Rhodes Hall taking the top spot in 50.32.

Santhamol Brown of Kingston College (KC) took the Under-17 section in 52.16 ahead of Devontie Archer of Excelsior, 52.22

Shian Salmon of Hydel won the girls’ open section in 57.64, outclassing Colisha Taylor of Holmwood, 58.44 and Edwin Allen’s Moisha Barnes, 58.89.

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Anthony Foster
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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