The quartet of twin Tina and Tia Clayton, Brandy Hall and Serena Cole combined for a devastating 43.80 seconds

Edwin Allen continued to show their sprint strength with another devastating performance in the Class 2 girls’ 4x100m final at Central Champs on Wednesday (19 Feb).

The quartet of twin Tina and Tia Clayton, Brandy Hall and Serena Cole combined for a devastating 43.80 seconds, which demolished St. Jago’s 45.02secs 2019 record and possibly left burns on the GC Foster College track.

Cole, Tina and Tina Clayton, along with Johnson, at Champs 2019, combined for a destructive 44.25 seconds to win Class 3.

The Champs Class 2 record, held by Edwin Allen’s 2015 team, which had Shellece Clark on anchor, is 44.88secs. It was the first Class 2 team to break 45 seconds.

Edwin Allen’s 43.80 is also a Jamaican high school record.

Hydel finished some way back in 45.25 and Holmwood, third in 45.42secs.

Edwin Allen also won the Class 4 event in 47.69 ahead of St. Jago 47.80.

St Jago girls’ won Class 1 4x100m final in 45.50 while Hydel took Class 3 in 45.35.

St. Jago won all the boys’ sprint relays, 41.03 in Class 1, 42.66 in Class 2 and 46.71 in Class 3.

Holmwood Technical won both 4x400m relays. The girls’ won in 3:39.49 ahead of Edwin Allen 3:41.11 while the boys crossed the line in 3:14.14 ahead of St. Jago 3:15.62.

In the 1600m sprint medley, Edwin Allen topped the boys’ section in 3:33.54 ahead of Holmwood 3:38.44 while Holmwood took the girls’ final in 4:04.02 ahead of Edwin Allen 4:09.54.

Lashanna Graham of Edwin Allen won the 400m hurdles open in 58.20 ahead of Danaille Brissett of Holmwood, 58.74.

Shamar Brown of Garvey Maceo ran a record 52.93 to beat Kemarly Baker of St. Jago 55.48 in the Class 1 boys’ 400m hurdles.
Jaheene Bell of St. Jago also ran a record 53.65 to win the Class 2 boys’ 400m hurdles.

In the end, Edwin Allen and St. Jago retained their titles.
The top five girls’ teams are Edwin Allen 375.5, Hydel 336.5, St. Jago 325, Holmwood 273 and Vere 124.

St. Jago 375, Edwin Allen 188, Bridgeport 84, Clarendon 83 and Charlemont 80 were the top five boys’ schools.

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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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