Brianna Lyston dominates Champs 2022 for East Coast International Showcase
Brianna Lyston dominates Champs 2022

Kingston College and Edwin Allen won their respective titles, but day five of Champs 2022, the ISSA-Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Championships belonged to Brianna Lyston.

KC finished atop the standing with 372 points, ahead of JC 300.83 and Calabar 170. Edwin Allen won their eighth straight title with 352 points to beat Hydel 295 and St. Jago 249.

Champs 2022 Final Points Standing

The 17-year-old Hydel student blazed the track, three days after she narrowly lost the 100 meters, to make history.

Lyston ran an impressive 22.53 seconds, into a negative 2.2m/s wind, to erase an 18-year-old Class 1 girls’ record of 22.71 set by Vere Tech’s Simone Facey. She beat her nearest rival, Kaylia Kelly of Vere, by more than a second – 23.59.

Nine other records were broken on Champs 2022’s final day, including the Class 1 girls’ sprint relay mark, which went to Edwin Allen High’s team of Serena Cole, Tina Clayton, Brandy Hall and Tia Clayton in 43.28 seconds, a new world high school record.


Kerrica Hill of Hydel ran 12.71 for a new Class 2 girls’ 100-meter hurdles record, adding to her 11.16 mark in the 100 meters. Hill’s teammate, Oneka Wilson, clocked 13.00 flat to set a new Class 1 girls’ 100-meter hurdles record.

Camoy Binger of St. Jago ran 10.87 for a new Class 3 girls’ 80-meter hurdles record, while Hydel’s Malayia Duncan’s 10.38 mark is also a new record in the Class 4 girls’ 70-meter hurdles.

The records on the boys’ side came from Jamaica College’s (JC) Zachary Campbell, who threw 56.49 meters in the Class 2 boys’ discus, and Aaron McKenzie of KC cleared 2.11 in the Class 2 boys’ high jump.

Natrece East of Wolmer’s Girls won the Class 4 200-meter final in 24.62 to complete the sprint double. Edwin Allen High’s Theianna-Lee Terrelonge won the 200 meters for Class 3 girls’ in 23.91 to add to her 100-meter title.

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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.


  1. Natrece_east200 Becuz she was the only young star to win the double gold in the 100 and 200 meter in class 4💥💥💥💥💥

  2. Brianna Lyston … my favorite. She rocks. Kericka Hill shone beautifully. Love those girls determination and drive. Blessings. Continue to light up the track.


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