Cornwall's Brown sprints to victory at Western Champs
Cornwall College sprinter Mathew Brown held off the field to land the marquee Class One 100 metres title at the County of Cornwall Athletics Association Western Championship and put his name in the hat for the remainder of the Digicel Grand Prix series this season.
One record was broken early yesterday in the Class Two girls triple jump. Moesha Nott of Rusea's twice broke Opal James' five-year-old record of 11.80 metres. She set a new mark of 12.54m in the second round before smashing her own record in the third and final round, soaring to 12.63m.
Toni-Shay Stewart of Manning's grabbed second place with a leap of 11.33m, and St Elizabeth Technical's Monique Williams, third, after jumping 11.21m.
The exciting Grand Prix series of races includes the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, the long jump, discuss and high jumps events in Classes One and Two.
Brown's winning time, 10.58 seconds, was way off the record held by Nigel Ellis of STETHS, but was good enough to dismiss the challenge of Munro College's Rushane Edwards (10.63) and that of his teammate, Washington Brown, who was third in 10.65.
Green Island High School star Kimone Hines won the girls' Class One equivalent, taking victory in 11.95.
She was some way ahead of teammate Angel Jackson, who crossed the finish line in a modest 12.14 for second. Debra Wallace of Herbert Morrison copped third place in 12.23.
The impressive Sachin Dennis from STETHS was not to be denied and he ran through the line to take the Class Two boys 100m final in 10.72, with second going to Irwin High School's Jaydeon Crooks (10.88), while William Knibb's Andre Bent grabbed third place in 10.91.
The Class One boys 400m title went to Leon Gordon of Rusea's (47.95), with Leonardo Ledgister of STETHS taking second in 48.29 and Ouekie Wright (48.34) also of STETHS, third.
Petersfield's Hisheeno Stewart's 58.23 won a thrilling finish to the Class Two girls 400m event, another in the Digicel Grand Prix races, with second going to Winsome Harris of STETHS (58.35). Albert Town's Tasinia Mothersill, 58.40, was third.
Meanwhile, Antonio Watson of Petersfield took the Class Two boys 400m in 49.65 ahead of teammate Romario Taylor (49.95). Rosean Bernard (Munro) was third in 50.87.