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Edwin Allen's Smith, JC's Brown top them

Published:Saturday | January 14, 2017 | 1:00 AMRaymond Graham
Ikeka Binns of the University of the West Indies, who broke the open discus and shot put records at the JC/Purewater-Danny Williams meet with throws of 55.00 and 14.48 metres, respectively, collects her award for being the top athlete in open events. Making the presentation at yesterday's awards function is Ortis Wynter, member of the organising committee for the meet.

EDWIN Allen High's Ackelia Smith and J'voughnn Brown of Jamaica College walked away with the trophies for most outstanding female and male performers respectively at yesterday's JC Purewater/Danny Williams Awards function held at the Karl Hendrickson Auditorium, Jamaica College.

Smith captured the female award after her winning effort of 5.78 metres in the Class Three long jump. Her winning leap broke the previous record of 5.62 metres set in 2009 by former Holmwood Technical athlete Janieve Russell

Wolmer's Girls' Valissa Brown was the runner-up. Brown was also named champion female in Class Three after amassing 18 points. She placed second in the long jump with 5.69 metres, second in the 80m hurdles in 12.31 seconds and third in the high jump with 1.55 metres.

J'voughnn Brown's record run of 2:09.19 which broke the previous Class Three record of 2:09.3 set in 1996 by Aldwyn Sappleton, then of Edwin Allen, was voted the most outstanding performance of the meet. Kingston College's Class Two thrower, Nemory Cockett was adjudged the runner-up. Cockett topped Class Two with 20 points after winning the shot put with 14.05 metres and the discus with 46.10 metres.

 

HARD WORK

 

There were also incentives for the coaches of the most outstanding athletes. Michael Dyke of Edwin Allen and Ortis Wynter of Jamaica College received Samsung Galaxy phones.

Meet organiser Ian Forbes lauded the athletes for their achievements and also praised the respective coaches for their hard work.

"As usual we think it is befitting to award our athletes and coaches for the tremendous work they have all done and we are already looking forward for next year' staging," said Forbes. Also present yesterday were principal of Jamaica College, Wayne Robinson; Kadia Wright, marketing manager of Peak Bottling Company and Headley Forbes, executive member of the organising committee.