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Holmwood impress at G.C. Foster over-distance meet

Published:Monday | December 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

Despite the presence of national high-school female track and field champions Edwin Allen in large numbers, it was the Holmwood Technical girls who stole the spotlight at Saturday's first staging of the Gerald Claude Foster over-distant meet at the G.C. Foster College track.

With coaches using the opportunity to test their athletes' fitness going into the Christmas break, the girls from Christiana showed signs that they will once again be a force to be reckoned with in the upcoming season, showing good performances in the respective classes, finishing one - two in several of the events. Leading the way for Holmwood was first-year Class II athlete Shanette Allison.

Allison an outstanding sprint hurdler at Champs, stopped the clock at 41.11, seconds to top her rivals in the Class II 300m. Her teammates Michae Harriot was second in 41.11 with Krishawna Wallace making it a top three clean sweep for Holmwood after finishing third in 41.69.

Dyandra Gray was top for Holmwood in the Class III 300m, finishing ahead of her rivals in 41.08 seconds, as Edwin Allen's Kevona Davis was second in 41.13 with her teammate, Ackelia Smith, coming in third overall in 41.67.

Holmwood's Shakera Williams was the best in the Class II 150m as she posted a quick 19.13 to be the fastest among her peers . Her teammate Marcia Spence, was second overall in 19.28 with Edwin Allen's Machel Davis finishing third overall in 19.45.

The Class I 150m win went to Holmwood's Sauver Helcyann (18.55) with Edwin Allen's Shellece Clarke, who was competing for the first time in the class, finishing second overall in a decent 18.87. another Holmwood girl, Kellisha King took third in 19.11 seconds.

Athletes from the MVP Track Club also had good results in both the women 150m and 300m.

In the 150m, former Wolmer's Girls' representative Kimberly Leach clocked 19.13 for the top spot with Melicka Newman (Knox), second in 19.31, while Xian-George Reid (UWI) was third in 19.46 seconds.

Shennae Steele was the best over the 300m in 39.82 seconds. Former Vere standout Rene Medley of G.C. Foster College was second in 39.83 seconds, just ahead of her teammate Gayon Evans, who was third in 39.98 seconds.

Former Green Island star Odail Todd led a clean sweep of the top three spots for G.C. Foster College in the mens, 300m. Todd was best in 34.28 seconds, the same time credited to Colin King, with Romario Williams coming in third in 34.78 seconds.