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Blake starts with 47.26 in 400m

Published:Sunday | February 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman
Calabar High’s De’Jour Russell (second left) winning his 100 metres heat in an easy 10.79 seconds at the Camperdown Classic inside the National Stadium yesterday.

Yohan Blake, the 2011 World 100 metres champion, opened his 2017 season with a 47.26 seconds clocking over 400 metres at the Camperdown Classic track and field meet at the National Stadium yesterday.

Blake, however, had several athletes ahead of him in the time-final event. Kavon Nelson of Akan Track Club led the way with 46.54 seconds, followed by Racers Track Club's Zharnel Hughes (46.58) and Olympian Jaheel Hyde third with (46.67). Annsert Whyte (46.84) and Kemar Bailey Cole (47.03 ) also got under 48 seconds.

In the women's 400m, Dawnalee Loney of Mico University College clocked 53.64 to return the best time.

In the 100m for Class One boys, Ashanie Smith of St Catherine High led the way with a personal best 10.59 seconds.

He was the fastest time overall ahead of Odane McPherson of Greater Portmore with 10.63 and Delano Dunkley of Jamaica College (JC)10.63. Calabar High's Tyreke Wilson clocked 10.75 and his teammate De'Jour Russell, 10.79.


Calabar took home the Class One 4x100m relay in 40.38 seconds ahead of Jamaica College (40.63) and Excelsior High (40.70).

Junine Goodison of Excelsior topped the Class One girls' 100m with 11.73 while Tissana Hickling of St Jago High (11.78) and Aneka Brissett of the same school (11.85) finished second and third, respectively.

Shaunelle Wallace of Immaculate Conception won the girls' Class Two 100m with the fastest overall time of 12.05. Second was Kimone Shaw of St Jago (12.07) while her teammate, Shaneil English, was third with 12.13.