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Edwin Allen looking good for Champs

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2016 | 2:01 AMPaul Clarke
From left: Mathew Brown, Renardo Phillips, Alrick Ottey and Washington Brown of Cornwall College celebrate winning the boys' Class One 4x100m relay at Saturday’s Milo Western Relays.

WESTERN BUREAU:

Edwin Allen High School's girls continue to impress ahead of next month's ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Championships at the National Stadium after dominating the high school categories at Saturday's Milo Western Relays.

They won five of six relay gold on offer, sweeping all the classes and establishing a new meet record 47.60 seconds to win the Class Four 4x100m. They finished in front of rivals Hydel High (49.26) and Holmwood Technical (50.67) seconds.

The new record eclipsed their old standard of 48.35 seconds, which they ran in 2014, and signalled that their depth this year will make them hard to beat at Champs.

Edwin Allen's girls also won the Class One 4x100m relay in 46.34 seconds, with Hydel, once again, playing second fiddle with a time of 46.51, and Herbert Morrison taking third place in 47.56 seconds.

In Class Three, they were equally impressive, winning in 45.98 seconds. Hydel, who finished second at Champs last year, looked good. They were timed at 46.84 seconds, with Manchester third in 48.25.

Big surprise

Cornwall College surprised everyone to win the Class One boys' 4x100m ahead of powerhouse Kingston College in one of the races of the meet.

Cornwall clocked 41.02 seconds in a driving finish from KC, 41.16, and Garvey Maceo, 41.21.

That blip aside, the purple and white clad team from North Street was, at least, near their best.

They ran a record 43.99 seconds to win the boys' Class Three 4x100m event. Herbert Morrison took second spot at 44.84 and William Knibb third in 45.38.

Munro won the Class Two 4x100m relay in a time of 42.31 seconds. KC's time of 42.81 was god enough for second place, while fast-finishing Green Island High were third in 42.84.

The Class Four title went to KC in 45.46 seconds. Herbert Morrison were second in 50.08 ahead of Munro, 50.86 seconds.

St Elizabeth Technical High School were superb in the boys' 4x800m relay, taking top spot in a new record 7:41.44 seconds, beating Spalding High's old mark of 7:45.08, which they had set in 2014.

Kingston College ran 7:47.57 for second place, and Holmwood Boys third in a time of 7:49.17 seconds.

STETHS was again atop the podium, when their girls, led by the super-impressive Junelle Bromfield, made it look easy to win the Girls Class 4x400m relay Open event.

Timed at 3:40.67 seconds, the STETHS quartet of Sethania Wright, Kenesha Chambers, Stacey Ann Williams and Junelle Bromfield won ahead of Edwin Allen, 3:41.36, with Holmwood taking third in 3:42.44.