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Stadium record in hammer throw at JII

Published:Sunday | May 8, 2016 | 5:00 AMRaymond Graham
G.C. Foster College’s Demish Gaye (left) winning the men's development 400 metres in 45.61 seconds at the Jamaica International Invitational meet at the National Stadium yesterday.

American Gwen Berry and Trinidad and Tobago's Shakeil Waithe captured the women's hammer throw and men's javelin, respectively, at the Jamaica International Invitational (JII) meet yesterday.

In the first final, Berry set a National Stadium and meet record with a throw of 73.82 metres in the hammer. Another American, Jene Stephens McCall (71.06m), was second, and Britain's Sophie Hitch (70.65m), third.

Waithe had a winning throw of 76.30m in the javelin. The United States duo, Riley Dolezal (76.26m) and Cypress Hostetler (74.25m) took second and third. Jamaica's Orlando Thomas (69.92m) was sixth.

There was also early action in development events involving promising local athletes.

World University Games 100 metres silver medallist Shimarya Williams and Kemarley Brown captured the women's and men's 100m, respectively. Williams clocked 11.39 seconds with Brown topping the men in a swift 10.03.

Jody Ann Muir won the women's 400m in 52.08 seconds, ahead of Dawnalee Loney, who ran a personal best 52.38.

G.C. Foster College's Demish Gaye maintained his great 2016 form, winning the men's one-lap event in 45.61. Javere Bell (46.94) was second.