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Powerful GC Foster College in control at Intercol Champs

Published:Saturday | April 2, 2016 | 4:00 AMRaymond Graham

G.C. Foster College has made a strong statement following competition on day one of the NCB Intercollegiate Track and Field Championships at the National Stadium with their male and female teams taking the early lead.

The male team sits on 93 points, ahead of the University of West Indies (UWI) on 61; University of Technology (UTech) 49 and Mico on 23. On the female side, G.C. Foster are on 83 points, ahead of Utech (63); UWI (61) and Mico (16).

G.C. Foster College athletes dominated the 100m finals as Jura Levy and Oshane Bailey were victorious. Levy won the women's event in 11.38 seconds, ahead of teammate Gayon Evans in 11.42, with Christania Williams of UTech getting third in 11.47.

Bailey won the men's event in 10.15 as Kevean Smith of UTech was second in 10.21, with third going to Colin King of G.C. Foster College in 10.36.

TITLE KEPT

Defending champion Janieve Russell (UTech) retained her title in the women's 400m hurdles winning in 56.76. Rushelle Clayton (UWI) was second in 57.81, with Rhonda Whyte (G.C. Foster) coming third in 58.36 seconds.

Making his season debut for UWI, World Junior champion Jaheel Hyde captured the men's 400m hurdles in 50.57. Second went to Marsel Miller (G.C. Foster) in 52.13 seconds with Damar Murray (G.C. Foster) finishing third in 52.60.

Mico's Samantha James captured the women's 800m in 2:11.30 as Danielle James (G.C. Foster) was second in 2:15.84 with third going to Roshea Burrell (G.C. Foster) in 2:18.90.

Knox College's Chadoye Dawson 1:52.67, got the better of G.C. Foster's Kegan Campbell (1:52.72) in a close finish in the men's 800m finals. Third went to Rory Rhoden (G.C. Foster) in 1:53.96.

In the field events, Fredrick Dacres (UWI) led in the men's shot put with a heave of 17.98m. Demar Gayle (G.C. Foster) finished second with 17.61m, with third going to Alec Vern Longmore (Utech) with 18.08m.

The meet, which ends today, will begin at 1 p.m. with preliminary-round action in the women's 200m. Some 22 finals will be contested.