shine in 100m
The University of Technology's Christania Williams and Zharnel Hughes of the High Performance Centre stood tall at last Saturday's third Jamaica Administrative Athletics Association All Comers track and field meet at the National Stadium.
Williams, the former Edwin Allen sprint star, posted 11.11 seconds in the 100 metres for the fastest women's time on the day as UTech/MVP athletes captured the top three positions. Natasha Morrison was second in 11.13, with Shimayra Williams third in 11.50.
Hughes clocked a season best 10.15, edging out the Antiguan Daniel Bailey of Racers Track Club who was second in 10.16. UTech's Andrew Fisher took third in 10.26.
Kaliese Spencer clocked 51.14 to win the women's 400m ahead of Sprintec's Anastasia Leroy (51.92).
The men's event went to MVP's Rusheen McDonald. He stopped the clock at 45.84 for the fastest overall time. Leford Green (46.18) was second and G.C. Foster College's Demish Gay third with 46.43. Jermaine Gonzales made a welcome return to the track, but was 12th overall with 47.39.
Forbes hails All Comers meets
Jamaica Administrative Athletics Association second vice-president Ian Forbes has expressed his satisfaction with the All Comers track and field meets which are designed to prepare local athletes for this month's National Junior and Senior Championships.
The turnout of junior and senior athletes has been tremendous.
"These weekend meets promote wide participation among athletes (youths, juniors and seniors) across a wide array of track and field events, helping to prepare them for upcoming meets. It also includes events not usually contested here. For example, race walking, as this will help to develop the event . The officials have also played an important role," said Forbes.
At last weekend's third staging of the All Comers meet, there was an event for race walkers who competed over a mile.
Athletes will get two more chances to compete at these All Comers meets, as the fourth in the series will be held on Saturday with the fifth and final set for Saturday, June 13. These will be followed by the National Junior Championships June 20-21 and the National senior Championships, June 25-28.
Brazil FA boss urged to resign
SAO PAULO, Brazil:
Former Brazilian star player Ronaldo has called on Marco Polo Del Nero, the president of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), to step down.
Former CBF president JosÈ Maria Marin, who was replaced in April by Del Nero, is being held in a Swiss prison awaiting extradition to the United States on charges stemming from the FIFA corruption scandal.
"It's evident the kind of relationship he (Del Nero) had with Marin," Ronaldo said yesterday in Sao Paulo. "Therefore, it would be a good moment for him to resign."
Ronaldo was named FIFA's best player three times and served as a so-called ambassador for FIFA's 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Romario, another former Brazilian star and now a federal senator, has also called for Del Nero to resign.