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Impressive run by STETHS' Ellis

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2016 | 1:00 AMRaymond Graham
St Elizabeth Technical's Nigel Ellis winning his heat  in the Class One boys 200 metres in 21.37 seconds at the JAAA-PUMA development meet at Kirkvine in Manchester yesterday.

Nigel Ellis of St Elizabeth Technical stole the spotlight at yesterday's JAAA-Puma Development meet at Kirkvine with a fast 21.37 seconds to win his heat of the Class One 200 metres.

Running against a negative wind of 0.3 metres per second, Ellis ran away from his rivals for an easy win in the fastest time of the day among high school athletes.

Herbert Morrison High's Bonanza Cunningham (21.42) was second overall, with Green Pond High's Orlando Fisher taking third overall in 21.49.

Kingston College's Roshaun Rowe was best in Class Two as he won in 21.70 ahead of Kevin Stone of Petersfield (21.86) and his Kingston College teammate Yashawn Hamilton, 22.13.

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In Class Three, Antonio Watson of Petersfield High led the way with 22.73. Andre Bent of William Knibb, 22.89, was second overall ahead of Papine High's Shemar Willis, 23.12.

Among the girls, Edwin Allen High's Patrice Moody won the Class One 200m in 23.93 for the best time overall, getting the better of Holmwood Technical's Shante Deer, 24.42.

Manchester High's Daszay Freean topped Class Two with 23.78, beating Edwin Allen's Shellece Clarke (24.76) and Christine Irving of Holmwood, 24.77.

Last year's Class Four double sprint champion Joanna Reid of St. Jago High impressed in Class Three with a leading time of 24.10. Holmwood's Dyandra Gray was second overall in 24,54 with third going to Kevona Davis of Edwin Allen, 24.55.

GC Foster College's Samantha Curtis was best among the women in the open half lap event after stopping the clock at 24.05. She got the better of Donya Ewars of the University of Technology, 24.33. Curtis' teammate, Natasha Russell was third with 24.71.

University of Technology's Travene Morrison stole the spotlight in the men s 200m as he won his heat in 21.14 ahead of G.C. Foster College's Javon Gray, 21.42 and Emmanuel Dawlson of Sweden, 21.49.