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Taylor opens with 21-33 at Tyler Mills meet

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

Calabar High School's Class Two athlete, Christopher Taylor, showed that he is on target for another terrific season next year.

Competing on the newly laid track at G.C. Foster College at the Tyler Mills Track and Field Meeting last Saturday, he sped to a 21.33-second clocking in the 200m, the fastest time of the day in the half-lap.

His schoolmate, Tyreke Wilson, won his heat in 22.59 seconds for the second fastest time in Class Two, with St Jago High's Anthony Cox third overall in 22.75.

With several top schools on show, Calabar, St Jago and Jamaica College put on a good show.

St Jago's boys had good results with Colin Sewell leading the way in Class One with a 48.09-second run. His teammate, Sean Bailey, finished second overall in 49.06, with Greater Portmore's Terry Thomas closing out the top three in 49.76.

Daniel Chambers was the best in Class Three, winning the 200-400m double. In the 200m, he stopped the clock at 22.91 seconds, with his teammate, Treomario Edwards (23.98) and Calabar's Horatio Craig second and third, respectively, overall in 24.01.

Chambers won the 400m in 52.99 seconds, as Munro College's Devontee Heywood was second in 53.72 seconds and St Elizabeth Technical High School's Warren Henlon third in 55.02.

There were also successes for St Jago High's Shamar Barnes (21.90) in the Class One 200m and his teammate, Sewell, second best with 21.95. Third was Daniel Bogle of Calabar with 22.52.

EXCELLING ON THE FIELD

Jamaica College athletes did very well in the field events. Former Ascot High thrower, Vashon McCarthy, led the way in the Class One shot put with 17.40m, relegating the Calabar duo of Caesar Kemp (16.84m) and Warren Barrett (16.40,) to second and third, respectively.

Travis Robinson gave JC success in the Class Two shot put with a 13.26m heave, getting the better of Munro's Fabian Powell (12.95m) and Joseph Smith (12.51m).

Calabar finished one-two in the Class One discus, as Basil Bingham won with 49.39m, getting the better of Barrett (45.58m). Jamaica College's Douglas Cyrus was third with 44.25m.

Among the females, Vere Technical's Brittney Anderson stole the show. She claimed a Class Three double, with 5.92m in the long jump and 24.97 in the 200m.

Devia Brown of Hydel High won the Class One discus with 44.68m, getting the better of UWI's Isheka Binns (43.25m) and Mishka Dacosta (29.45m).