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Hydel High’s Brianna Lyston pulled out of the Class 1 girls’ 100m final after a stunning championship record on Tuesday’s (15 March) opening day of Central Champs.

Lyston, drawn in lane six on the outside of Jamaica’s Carifta Games Trials winner Tia Clayton, trailed briefly before taking control about midway. She pulled away and had time to cool down across the line in an impressive 11.14 seconds, the wind 0.7m/s.

Tia Clayton ran her race to cross the line in 11.35.

Brianna Lyston
Lyston ran 22.66 at last weekend’s Carifta Games Trials at the National Stadium. Lyston will now enter Champs as the favourite for the 100/200 double. The 17-year-old Lyston will represent Hydel at Champs for the first time, after transferring from St. Jago and sitting out 2021.

In the other Class 1 heat, Tina Clayton was comfortable across the line in 11.51 (3.4 m/s wind).

Later in the final, World U20 champion, Tina Clayton won in 11.26 (2.1m/s wind) ahead of her twin sister Tia, 11.37 and Janela Spencer of Manchester High, 11.79.

Alana Reid of Hydel won the Class 2 girls’ final in 11.37 ahead of Asharria Ulett of St. Catherine, 11.74.

Theianna-Lee Terrelonge continued her dominance of Class 3, winning the final in 11.88. Abrina Wright of Holmwood finished second in 12.12.

St. Catherine High’s Ackeelah White won the Class 4 girls’ 100m final in 12.14 ahead of Moesha Gayle of Edwin Allen, 12.16.

St. Jago won two of the three boys’ finals, setting new records. Odaine Crooks took Class 1 in 10.46 and Ray J Reece, Class 3 in 11.31.

Omarion Barrett of Steer Town Academy was the Class 2 boys’ winner in 10.83 ahead of Kawayne Kelly of St. Jago, 10.86.

St. Jago’s Gregory Prince set a new record, 46.31, to win the Class 1 boys’ 400m final. Troydian Flemmings of Manchester also set a new meet record of 50.80 in the Class 3 boys’ 400m.

Holmwood’s Cedrick Williams threw a record 53.91m in the Class 1 girls’ discus.

Calvin Israel of St. Jago hop, skip and jump 13.65m for a new Class 2 boys’ triple jump record.

St. Jago leads the boys’ section with 217.5 points ahead of Edwin Allen, 85, Clarendon College, 61, Manchester, 60, and St. Catherine, 59.

On the girls’ side, Edwin Allen leads with 165.2 points ahead of Hydel, 114.60, Holmwood, 114, St. Jago, 111.60, and St. Catherine, 95.

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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.

9 COMMENTS

  1. I Guess the focus is on Champs but I do hope she is 100% helathy and can do what she truly is capable of. I hope the coach is not jeapardising her future however with this cat and mouse. Looking forward to next month.

  2. From the girl left St. Jago is like dem sey her on fire…what change can bring, 22.6 and 11.14 in the space of three days.

    bwoy, she gone left the Clayton twin. now she can’t lose a champs and ppl ago dead, even at senior trials and world junior

  3. Congrats dear. Please keep healthy and stay safe. We are proud of you and all your accomplishments. Looking forward to awesome things in your future. Keep up the amazing work.

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