KINGSTON, Jamaica – Yohan Blake opened his season over 400m at today’s Camperdown Classic at the National Stadium in Kingston.
Blake, who won the 2011 world 100m title, finished the event in 9th overall with his 47.42. Kavon Nelson of Akan Track Club was the fastest of the day with 46.54.
Zharnel Hughes who won Blake’s heat, ahead of Annsert Whyte (46.85), was second overall in 46.58 while Jaheel Hyde, winner of heat 2, finished third in 46.67.
Ashanie Smith of St Catherine won the class 1 boys 100m in 10.59, Rosean Young of Calabar took Class 2 in 10.68.
In the girls 100m events, St Jago’s Tissana Hickling took class 1 in 11.78, Shaunelle Wallace of Immaculate won class 2 in 12.05, Joanna Reid of St Jago topped class 3 in 12.30 and Brianna Lyston also of St Jago, the class four winner in 12.29.
Damean Creary of Wolmer’s won the Class 1 boys long jump with a leap of 7.30 metres.
Calabar ran 40.38 to win the boys Class 1 4x100m relay.