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STETHS, Edwin Allen impress

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2016 | 1:00 AMRaymond Graham
Veteran sprinter Kim Collins (centre) of St Kitts winning the men’s 60 metres race in 6.53 seconds at yesterday’s Central Hurdles and Relays meet at the G.C. Foster College. Oshane Bailey (second left) of G.C. Foster College was second in the event in 6.65 seconds.

St Elizabeth Technical High's (STETHS) boys and the girls from defending inter-secondary champions Edwin Allen High were the outstanding performers at yesterday's Central Hurdles and Relay meet at G.C. Foster College yesterday.

World Youth representative Jauavney James stood out for the school from Santa Cruz as twice he anchored his team to victories in the 4x400 and 4x800 metres and also ran on well for a victory in the boys' open 400 metres hurdles.

James showed his class early in the morning as he came from second spot on the final exchange of the 4x800m to pilot his team to a win in 7:46.26.

 

400m HURDLES

 

He then returned 50 minutes later to beat his rivals in the 400m hurdles in 53.53 seconds and closed off with another fine leg to anchor his team to victory in the 4x400m in 3:14.69.

Edwin Allen girls showed that they will be hard to be dethrone at this year's ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Championships. The Michael Dyke-coached team produced several good all-round performances.

Edwin Allen won the Class Four 4x100m in a record 48.51, the Class Three sprint relay in 46.78, the 4x800m in 9:01.69, and closed the day with a big win in the 4x400m in 3:45.41.

Shannon Kallawan was impressive in winning the girls open 400m hurdles in 59.24 seconds ahead of Vere Technical's Sanique Walker in 59.72 with Holmwood Technical's Nicolee Foster taking third in 59.74.

The evergreen Kim Collins of St Kitts warmed up for the World Indoor Championships, winning the men's 60m in 6.53 seconds, getting the better of G.C. Foster College's Oshane Bailey, 6.65. Third went to University of Technology's (UTech) Kwesi McFarlane, who clocked 6.77.

Gayon Evans of G.C. Foster College took the women's 60m in 7.19 seconds as teammate Audra Segree was second in 7.23, with third going to Shimarya Williams of UTech in 7.34.