Jauavney James and Chrissani May were the Under-19 boys’ and girls’ 800m winners at Saturday’s Digicel Grand Prix final at the National Stadium in Kinsgton.

May of Holmwood won the two-lap Under-19 girls’ event in 2:07.72 ahead of Shaquena Foote of Petersfield, 2:08.80.

James of STETHS was the boys’ winner in 1:51.50, beating Javon Williams of Calabar, 1:52.30.

In the Under-17 sections, Calabar High’s Kevoy Venson, 1:53.72 and Rushana Dwyer of Edwin Allen, 2:12.86, were the top boy and girl athletes respectively.

The boys’ Under-19 400m hurdles, a new event to this year’s series, saw Rovanne Williams of Rhodes Hall taking the top spot in 50.32.

Santhamol Brown of Kingston College (KC) took the Under-17 section in 52.16 ahead of Devontie Archer of Excelsior, 52.22

Shian Salmon of Hydel won the girls’ open section in 57.64, outclassing Colisha Taylor of Holmwood, 58.44 and Edwin Allen’s Moisha Barnes, 58.89.


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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