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Battle on for Western titles

Published:Saturday | February 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke
Petersfield High School's 17-year-old discus thrower, Shyledeen Smith, who won the Girls Class Two title with a record throw 45.85m at Thursday's eliminations at the Treasure Beach Sports Complex.


Defending girls' champions St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS), though trailing Rusea's High by six and a half points coming into today's final day of the Digicel/Hanover Co-operative Credit Union, County of Cornwall Athletics Association Western Championships at the Montego Bay Sports Complex, are well placed to overtake their rivals.

Rusea's held the slight advantage after fifteen finals on Thursday's eliminations at the Treasure Beach Sports Complex, claiming 109.5 points in the process, while STETHS are second on 100. Herbert Morrison Technical are third on 73 and Petersfield High 62.5.

Boys' champions Munro College (78), trail main rivals STETHS 95.5 and Herbert Morrison, Cornwall College, and the ever improving Petersfield make up a five-way race for top honours in the male section.

Herbert Morrison are on 71.5 after the 14 finals from the eliminations, just ahead of Cornwall 65.5 and Petersfield 65.




The relays will be crucial. Petersfield lead the charge for gold in the Class One girls' 4x100m, after dominating the field to win their heat on Thursday but should be challenged by the likes of STETHS and Hampton.

Green Island have a great quartet for the girls' Class Two 4x100m, and are clearly the ones to beat. They dismissed their opponents Thursday, taking their heat in a quick 49.44 seconds, with Herbert Morrison 50.16 and STETHS 50.38 rounding out the top three.

Satanya Wright of STETHS has the best time in the Class Two girls' 200m going into today's final. Wright ran 25.49 in heat two but will get close attention by Green Island's Vanesha Pusey, who logged 26.49 in her semi-final heat. Also expected to feature are Herbert Morrison's Kishauna Smith 25.00 and Frome Technical's Amoy Mairs, who clocked 25.94.

Munro's depth this year will be tested mainly by their closest rival STETHS, who seem to be edging closer to their southerly neighbours in terms of points each year.