Fine double for Sprintec
Sprintec Track Club scored two big wins during yesterday's 2016 Gibson McCook Relays at the National Stadium.
The club's female and male teams clocked fast times to capture the men's and women's sprint relays for clubs and institutions.
The quartet of Gayon Evans, Anastasia Leroy, Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby and Sherone Simpson turned back sister team GC Foster College to clock a winning time of 43.61 seconds. G.C. Foster were second in 44.17 and University of Technology, third in 44.35.
McLaughlin-Whilby was overjoyed with her team's run.
"We just came out today to give of our best and I am very pleased with how the young ladies ran. I am happy I was able to finish injury free," said McLaughlin-Whilby.
The Sprintec men, who finished a close second to MVP Track Club at the recent Milo Western Relays, avenged that defeat with a quick 38.59 as Racers were second in 39.02 ahead of UTech, 39.55.
The winning Sprintec quartet was Jermaine Hamilton, Oshane Bailey, Rasheed Dwyer and Chadic Hinds.
"We were not focusing on time coming into the race, but in the end, we were very happy that we ran fast. We have a new set of guys and I am pretty confident that next year we are going to run much faster," Dwyer said.
There were two 4x100m relay wins in the high school section for Edwin Allen High's girls and Kingston College (KC).
Edwin Allen won the Class Three, and Four events. In Class Three they clocked 46.13 to hold off St Catherine High, second in 46.19, and St Jago High, third in 46.34.
In Class Four, favourites Edwin Allen remained unbeaten this season winning in 47.58 ahead of Hydel High, 47.70, and Wolmer's Girls, 49.88.
St Jago's girls ran away with the Class One sprint relay after favourites Holmwood Technical dropped the baton. The Spanish Town-based school won in 45.77. Green Island High clocked 45.81 for second and Camperdown High were third in 45.92.
Holmwood made up for their Class One loss by taking Class Two as favourites Edwin Allen had baton problems on the second leg. Holmwood won in 46.02, defeating St Jago (46.07) and Edwin Allen, 47.77.
KC won the Class Three sprint relay clocking 43.41 to finish ahead of Wolmer's Boys, 43.41, and St Jago, 44.09.
A brilliant second leg from former Vaz Prep star Terrique Stennett gave KC an easy win in Class Four. They won in 45.17 with Calabar High second in 46.60 and St Jago third in 47.68.
Jamaica College captured the Class One boys 4x100m in 40.01. St Jago, 40.44, and Cornwall College, 40.57, were second and third, respectively. In this event, Calabar's second-leg runner fell after the exchange, while Kingston College's anchor leg runner pulled up 30 metres from the finish line.
Calabar were hit by a hamstring injury to star Class Two sprinter Tyreke Wilson. Wilson almost went down on the lead off leg, but, despite the injury, still managed to hand over the baton to teammate Christopher Taylor on the second leg. They won in 41.21 with Wolmer's Boys second in 41.98.