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Bloomfield, James win easy at Carifta Trials

Published:Monday | March 7, 2016 | 12:13 AMRaymond Graham
Damion Thomas (centre) wins the Under-18 Boys 110 meter hurdles ahead of Oquendo Bernard (left) of Jamaica College and Brandon Bembridge of Excelsior High, during the Carifta Trials of 2016 at the National Stadium yesterday.
Akeem Bloomfield of Kingston College winning the Under-20 boys' 400 metres final ahead of Sean Bailey from St Jago High (partly hidden) during the Cafita Trials at the National Stadium yesterday.
Tiffany James from Mico University College winning the Under-20 girls 400 metres final of the Carifta Trials at the National Stadium yesterday.

KINGSTON College Akeem Bloomfield and Tiffany James of the Mico University College brought the final day of the Carifta Trials to a grand ending yesterday with spectacular runs in the Under-20 400 metres events.

Bloomfield has been absent from the track all season and qualified to the final after cruising to 47.44 seconds on Saturday in his first race in over a year.

Running out of lane four in the final, he covered the field early -- running the first 200 metres at a rapid pace and leaving his rivals for dead -- before taking his foot off the gas for the remainder of the race, even stopping metres before the finish line to clock a season best 46.51 seconds, the fastest time among Class One boys this season.

St Jago High's Sean Bailey ran on strongly for second in 46.76 seconds, with Terry Thomas of Greater Portmore third in 47.76 seconds.

Former Papine High standout, James, now under the guidance of Bertland Cameron at Mico, delivered a peach of a run in the women's Under-20 final.

St. Jago High's Aleesha Kelly went out like a scared hare from lane four, but James kept her cool in lane five and went up a gear towards the end to score a big win in a fast 52.53 seconds, beating her nearest rival, Semoy Hemmings (53.77) of Hydel High, by over a full second. Satanya Wright of St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) was third in 55.28.

Kingston College athletes registered a quinella in the boys' Under-18 400 metres. Dashawn Morris, running out lane seven, won in a personal best of 47.52 seconds, with Tyreke Bryan second, also in a personal best, of 47.87 seconds. Third went to Anthony Cox of St Jago in 48.39.

There was also a mild upset in the girl's Under-18 400, metres as STETHS' Stacey Ann Williams won in 53.87 seconds ahead of St Catherine High's Annakay Allen (54.61). Favourite Sanique Walker of Vere Technical was third in 54.87 seconds.

Vere's Class Three athlete, Brittany Anderson, won the girl's Under-18 200 metres. Anderson, who had captured the long jump on Saturday's opening day, sprinted away from St Jago High's Shaniel English to win in a personal best of 23.92 seconds. English clocked 24.17 for second, with third going to Joanna Reid of St Jago in 24.51.

Overseas-based Damion Thomas, of North East High in Florida, was very impressive in winning the boys' Under-18 110-metre hurdles in 13.73 seconds. Oquendo Bernard of Jamaica College (JC) was second in 13.97, with third going to Brandon Brembridge of Excelsior High in 14.04.

Rohan Cole of the University of Technology took the boys' Under-20 equivalent in 13.48 seconds, beating KC's Orlando Smith (13.92) and Tyrone Bryan (13.95) of Calabar High, respectively.

Daszy Freeman of Manchester High won the girls Under-18 100 m hurdles in 13.77 seconds, with Jada Campbell of Hydel second in 13.85 seconds. In the Under-20 event, Rushelle Burton of Camperdown High won in 13.74 seconds, beating Sidney Marshall of Manchester High (13.84).

Selected Results



1. Shanice Reid St Jago 23.85

2. Kimone Hines Green Island 23.92

3. Roneisha McGregor Hydel 24.20

1500 m UNDER 18

1. Cemore Donald EDA 4:40.80

2. Britney Dixon Vere 4:43.42

3. Kayon Green EDA 4:50.00


1. Gabrielle Bailey St And 14.63M

2. Akio Jones Wol 13.45M

3. Test Bryan Hyd 13.09


1. Janell Fullerton St J 14.78M

2. Sahjay Stevens Steths 13.95M

3. Devia Brown Hydel 12.73M


1. Shadae Hudson *Holm 39.20M

2. Kimone Reid EDA 38.98M

3. Akiko Jones Wol 38.42M

HIGH JUMP Under 20

1. Britney Kerr Hydel 1.70M

2. Lorean Murray St And 1.65

3. Gabrielle Foster Alpha 1.60M



1. Michael Stevens CHS 21.61

2. Michael Bentley St J 21.72

3. Delano Williams Mun 22.03

200 m UNDER 20

1. Angel Miller Xlcr 21.30

2. Imar Tomlinson Xlcr 21.55

3. Bonanza Cummings Herb Morr 21.63


1. Sanjae Lawrence Pet 51.84M

2. Kyle Mitchell Wolm 50.30M

3. Kevin Nedrick Pet 50.15


1. Phillip Barnett Xlcr 59.62M

2. Roje Stona St J 56.88M

3. Daniel Cope Pet 54.92M


1. Shakwon Coke KC 7.23M

2. Joel Morgan Xlcr 7.17M

3. Shaquille Lowe KC 7.03M


1. Warren Barrett CHS 19.89M

2. Sanjae Lawrence Pet 19.06M

3. Kevin Nedrick Pet 18.18M