Shanette Allison of Holmwood Tech shone brightest at Saturday’s (Jan 21) Central Hurdles and Relays.

The Holmwood Class Two athlete won the 100m hurdles event in a record 13.46 to beat Petagaye Williams’ (Camperdown) 13.60 set back in 2012.

Rosealee Cooper of St. Jago was the closest to Allison with 14.14.

Danae Nemhard ran 10.86 to become the first Class four girl ever at the meet to go below 11 seconds.
Her teammate Kay-lagay Clarke got second place in 11.25.

Edwin Allen’s pair of Gabrielle McDonald (14.11) and Lisandra Brown (11.60) topped Class One 100H and Class Three 80H respectively.

In the boys’ sprint hurdles, Jamaica College’s (JC) athletes won all three races.
Phillip Lemonius won Class One in 14.20, Trezequet James Class Two in 14.31 while Simon Robers took the Class Three 100m obstacle in 14.62.

Edwin Allen girls swept the sprint relays and took with them three records.
The records came in Class Four 47.50, Class Three 45.99 and Class One 45.08. The Class Three team did 47.47 for victory.

JC won two of the boys’ sprint relays, Classes Three and Two in 46.05 and 42.34 respectively.

Excelsior ran a record 41.17 to take Class One.

Holmwood dominated the girls’ 4x400m open with three teams finishing in the top four. Holmwood A won in 3:41.31 ahead of Holmwood B 3:45.13 and Edwin Allen 3:45.61. Holmwood C team picked up 4th in 3:54.97.

Holmwood boys were also winners in 3:19.78 ahead of Rhodes Hall 3:20.23.


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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