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Knight, Smith register early wins at Douglas Forrest meet

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2016 | 1:44 PMRaymond Graham

Action at the Douglas Forest meet got off to a late start this morning inside the National Stadium with the competition starting a full hour after the scheduled 8:00am start.

St Jago's Andrenette Knight and Kingston College's Orlando Smith, were among the early winners, as they came out  on top in the respective girls and boys 400 metres hurdles events, which got things going at the meet.

In the female event, Knight who was being strongly challenged by Vere Technical's Sanique Walker in the opening heat, took advantage after Walker fell at the sixth hurdle to win the event in 1:00.56 for the overall top time.

Shian Salmon of Hydel finished second overall in 1:01.21 with Vere Technical's Jonelle Thompson coming third with 1:03.89.

Kingston College athletes dominated the boys open 400 metres hurdles event with Smith leading the way after posting 53.91 seconds to win his heat and register the fastest time overall.

Calabar's Aykeem Francis clipped Kingston College's Chadrick Brown on the line to win his heat in 54.34 seconds and finished second overall with Brown being time in 54.53 seconds for third overall.

Sherwayne Campbell, also from Kingston College rounded out the top four after he won his heat in 54.89 seconds.