Can Britany Anderson be beaten at Champs 2017? The 16-year-old Vere Technical first year Class 2 sprint hurdler was in devastating form at Saturday’s Youngster Goldsmith Classic at the National Stadium.

After running 13.52 against a negative 2.5m/s wind in the heat, the speed hurdler returned, even after running a 100m in 11.89, to take the girls’ Class 2 100m hurdles final in a supberb 13.18 seconds, the wind, -1.6m/s. The time is the fastest ever by a schoolgirl in recent memory.

So fast was Anderson across the hurdles, the next best athlete in the final was Ray-Donna Lee of Hydel in 13.51.

Dejour Russell of Calabar was the star on the male side with an impressive 13.45 to take the boys’ Class 1 high hurdles. He qualified for the final with 13.63.

Gabrielle McDonald of Edwin Allen and Vere’s Aomi Brown both tied for the top spot in the girls’ Class 1 final with 13.55.

Lisandra Brown of Edwin Allen topped the Class 3 girls’ 80m hurdles in 11.27 while Danae Nemhard of St. Jago took the Class 4 girls’ 70m obstacle in 10.76.

Javel Granville of St. Jago won the Class 3 boys’ 100m hurdles in 13.41 while KC’s Wayne Pinnock outclassed the Class 2 110m hurdles field to win in 13.71.

Edwin Allen’s trio, Patrice Moody and Khamoy Farquharson with the same time, 11.78 along with Shellece Clark, 11.81, were the top three Class 1 100m girls.

Kevona Davis of Edwin Allen, 11.90, in the Class 3 girls’ 100m took the top spot.
Denae McFarlane, Edwin Allen, and Britany Anderson, Vere, were both timed in 11.89 in Class 2 100m.

Edwin Allen took the top three spots in Class 4 with Serena Cole, 12.40, Leanna Lewis, 12.51, and Alishia McKenzie, 12.56.

Jhevaughn Matherson won the Class 1 boys 100m in 10.47 ahead of Andre Morrison of St. Jago, 10.61 and Calabar’s Tyreke Wilson, 10.62.

Sachin Dennis of STETHS was the top boy from Class 2 with 10.66 while Terrique Stennett of KC ran 11.19 (-0.3m/s wind) to top the boys’ Class 3 100m ahead of Rhaeim Scott of Ruseas, 11.20 (1.9m/s wind).

Anthony Carpenter of Calabar came out on top of the Class 1 boys’ 400m with 47.69 while KC’s Dashawn Morris, 47.81, was second best.
Jevaughn Powell of Edwin Allen, 49.30, and Ruseas’ Rhaeim Scott, 51.86, won in Classes 2 and 3.

In the girls’ 400m, Hydel’s Aaliyah Hylton, 58.28, Vere’s Cadese Higgins, 58.29, were neck and neck across the line in heat 3 of the Class 3 girls event while Selisa Palmer of Edwin Allen, won heat 1 in 58.31.

Charokee Young of Hydel, 56.84, and Vere’s Nickesha Pryce, 56.90, were the top Class 2 girls quartermiler.

Class 1 of the one lap event was dominated by Edwin Allen with Kimorla Mushette, 55.78, and Moisha Barnes, 56.55.

In the 1500,. Britnie Dixon of Vere, 4:53.94, Kayan Green of Edwin Allen, 4:57.35, and Hydel’s Aaliyah Stewart, 4:57.97 were the winners in Classes 1, 2 and 3, repectively.

Lamar Reid of Calabar recorded 6.60m to win the Class 2 boys’ long jump.

Shian Salmon of Hydel cleared 1.80m to win the Class 1 girls’ high jump while St. Jago’s Lushane Wilson got over the bar at 2.15 in the Class 1 boys’ section.

Ackelia Smith of Edwin Allen won the Class 3 girls’ long jump with 5.87m


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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