Athletes battled strong headwind at Saturday’s (15 Feb) Ben Francis Invitational Meet held at GC Foster College in Spanish Town.
Michael Dyke, Edwin Allen High’s head coach, told Trackalerts.com, “there was a strong headwind, powerful, and there was no wind guage.”
The meet, however, was without the crucial wind guage.
Edwin Allen won three of the 100m events. Kevona Davis, 12.08; Serena Cole, 12.26 and Xavian Harrison, 12.92 were the winners in classes, 1, 2 and 4.
“The windy conditions did not allow me to post a fast time, but I am happy to finish the race healthy,” Davis was quoted by the Jamaica Gleaner.
Shanise Ellis of Manchester with 12.52 was the Class 3 girls’ 100m winner.
On the boys’ side, Kishane Thompson of Garvey Maceo, 11.02 in Class 1; Deshaun Gordon of Charlemont High, 11.51 in Class 2 and Malik Carridice of Vere, 12.20 in Class 3, were the 100m winners.
Selisa Palmer of Edwin Allen, 56.86, was the only Class 1 girl to break 1-minute in the 400m.
Abigail Smellie of Glengoffe, 57.55 and Mickayla Sutherland of Manchester, 57.81, were the Classes 2 and 3 girls’ 400m winners.
In the boys’ 400m, Bryan Levell of Edwin Allen, 49.54; Kishane Thompson of Garvey Maceo, 48.50 and Romari Scott of Manchester, 55.15, won classes 1, 2 and 3 respectively.
Edwin Allen won the boys 4x400m in 3:15.50 while Manchester with 3:48.35 took the girls’ event.
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