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Weir pleased with advance

Published:Monday | February 22, 2016 | 2:00 AMRaymond Graham
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AFTER winning his heat at the Camperdown Classics in 47.30 seconds and placing seventh overall in the event, national senior representative Warren Weir ran his second 400 metres of the season last Saturday at the G.C. Foster Classics. Weir clocked 47.07 seconds on Saturday to win his heat and finished third overall.

All the athletes had to struggle with heavy head wind and Weir, who ran a controlled race throughout, was very pleased with his improved run.

"I am very pleased with my effort today (Saturday) knowing that I have improved on my time following my opener at Camperdown Classics. I am now getting over my injury and I am hoping to remain fit for the remainder of the season as I am looking forward to a good year," said Weir.

Sprintec's Rasheed Dwyer had the top time among college and club athletes on the day as he won his heat in 46.96 seconds, just ahead of Racers Track club's Annsert Whyte, who won his heat in 46.97 seconds.

Among the females, world senior championships 800 metres representative Simoya Campbell of UTech was the best of the day in the women's 400 metres after winning her heat in 54. 32 seconds.

Cameron Blazers' Jonique Day, who had a keen duel with UWI's Rushell Clayton in the last 100 metres, won her heat in 54.34 seconds for second overall.

G.C. Foster College athletes continued their fine form this season as Diana Johnson, Audra Segree and Everton Clarke scored good wins. In the Women's 100 metres, Johnson won the event in 12.19 seconds, ahead of UTech's Megan Simmonds second in 12.32 with the UWI's Jodean Williams coming in third in 12.36 seconds.