Hydel High’s Brianna Lyston pulled out of the Class 1 girls’ 100m final after a stunning championship record on Tuesday’s (15 March) opening day of Central Champs.
Lyston, drawn in lane six on the outside of Jamaica’s Carifta Games Trials winner Tia Clayton, trailed briefly before taking control about midway. She pulled away and had time to cool down across the line in an impressive 11.14 seconds, the wind 0.7m/s.
Tia Clayton ran her race to cross the line in 11.35.
Lyston ran 22.66 at last weekend’s Carifta Games Trials at the National Stadium. Lyston will now enter Champs as the favourite for the 100/200 double. The 17-year-old Lyston will represent Hydel at Champs for the first time, after transferring from St. Jago and sitting out 2021.
In the other Class 1 heat, Tina Clayton was comfortable across the line in 11.51 (3.4 m/s wind).
Later in the final, World U20 champion, Tina Clayton won in 11.26 (2.1m/s wind) ahead of her twin sister Tia, 11.37 and Janela Spencer of Manchester High, 11.79.
Alana Reid of Hydel won the Class 2 girls’ final in 11.37 ahead of Asharria Ulett of St. Catherine, 11.74.
Theianna-Lee Terrelonge continued her dominance of Class 3, winning the final in 11.88. Abrina Wright of Holmwood finished second in 12.12.
St. Catherine High’s Ackeelah White won the Class 4 girls’ 100m final in 12.14 ahead of Moesha Gayle of Edwin Allen, 12.16.
St. Jago won two of the three boys’ finals, setting new records. Odaine Crooks took Class 1 in 10.46 and Ray J Reece, Class 3 in 11.31.
Omarion Barrett of Steer Town Academy was the Class 2 boys’ winner in 10.83 ahead of Kawayne Kelly of St. Jago, 10.86.
St. Jago’s Gregory Prince set a new record, 46.31, to win the Class 1 boys’ 400m final. Troydian Flemmings of Manchester also set a new meet record of 50.80 in the Class 3 boys’ 400m.
Holmwood’s Cedrick Williams threw a record 53.91m in the Class 1 girls’ discus.
Calvin Israel of St. Jago hop, skip and jump 13.65m for a new Class 2 boys’ triple jump record.
St. Jago leads the boys’ section with 217.5 points ahead of Edwin Allen, 85, Clarendon College, 61, Manchester, 60, and St. Catherine, 59.
On the girls’ side, Edwin Allen leads with 165.2 points ahead of Hydel, 114.60, Holmwood, 114, St. Jago, 111.60, and St. Catherine, 95.
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