Warren Weir was running his 2nd 400m of the season, Michael O’Hara his first, and despite several other big sprint names, Rasheed Dwyer was the best on the day at GC Foster Classic day.
Calabar’s 16-year-old Christopher Taylor was the best at all levels with 45.87 in the Digicel Grand Prix final.
Dwyer won the men’s 400m in 46.96 ahead of Racers’ Annsert Whyte, the only other man under 47 with 46.96.
Warren Weir won heat 1 but overall was the third best with 47.07 while his Racers’ teammate and section 7 winner Zharnel Hughes, who beat him last week, finished 6th in 47.69. Riker Hylton finished 7th in 47.71.
Weir wrote on social media, “2nd 400m for the season 47.0 1st in very windy conditions, got one more to go”
Jason Young 49.39, Hansle Parchment 49.40 and Trinidad & Tobago’s Emmanuel Callender 51.07 were 22nd, 24th and 35th respectively.
Michael O’Hara opened his season, also over 400m, with 48.60 for the 14th best time of the day. “Opening today was good and yes the lactic was real,” O’Hara said on social media.
Half-miler, Simoya Campbell ran 54.32 to top the women’s 400m over Jonique Day of Blazers Track Club 54.34.
Rushell Clayton of UWI 54.53, Samantha Curtis of GC Foster 54.94 and Ristananna Tracey of Sprintec 55.03.
Alesha Kelly of St. Jago with 54.07 was the only Class 1 girl below 56secs in the 400m.
Fedrick Dacres of UWI putt the shot 18.97m to win over Raymond Brown of Sprintec 17.98m.
Zico Campbell of KC won the Class 2 boys shot put with a record throw of 18.10m, beating the old mark of 14.87m
Audra Segree of GC Foster won the women’s 200m in 23.73 while Christania Williams of UTech finished 6th in 24.48.
Everton Clarke of GC Foster topped the men’s race in 21.11 while his teammate Collin King won the 100m in 10.97.
Dejour Russell, who was disqualified for false start from the Grand Prix 100m, returned to be the fastest in Class 2 100m in 11.35.