Serena Cole wins the Class 2 girls' 100m at Ben Francis Invitational

Athletes battled strong headwind at Saturday’s (15 Feb) Ben Francis Invitational Meet held at GC Foster College in Spanish Town.

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Michael Dyke, Edwin Allen High’s head coach, told, “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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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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