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Matherson hits top form

Published:Sunday | March 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham
Kingston College's Jhevaughn Matherson (left) powering his way to a 10.25 second win in the Under 20 boys 100 meters final on yesterday's opening day of the Carifta Trials. At centre is Jelani Walker while at right is Matthew Brown.

Jhevaughn Matherson hit top form on yesterday's opening day of the Carifta Trials, producing a sizzling 10.25 seconds to win the Under-20 boys 100 metres.

The Kingston College sprint star who ran several 400 metres this season in his background work, showed that he is ready to go two places better than his third-place finish a year ago at the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Championships with a commanding win.

Jelani Walker, who competed unattached, was second in 10.36 while St Catherine High's Ashanie Smith ran on strongly to get third in 10.52.

Matherson was very pleased with his performance.


"I am happy for the win, and I am not surprised with the time despite it being my second 100 metres race of the season as I know that I am in good shape," he said.

The Under-18 event went to Calabar's Tyreke Wilson in 10.57 ahead of Jamaica College's Everett Michali (10.66) and Xavier Nairne of Wolmer's who was third in 10.69.

Edwin Allen High athletes dominated the female sprints. Kevona Davis and Kasheika Cameron took the Under-18 and Under-20 events, respectively. Davis won in 11.43, ahead of Brianna Williams (unattached), 11.46, and Michae Harriott of Holmwood, 11.70.

Cameron clocked 11.49 seconds, beating out St Jago's Aneika Brisett (11.54) and Renee Shaw (10.59) of Excelsior High.

Spot Valley High's Tyrese Reid also shared the spotlight with a dominant display in the Under-18 800 metres. The Western Championships winner stopped the clock in a fast 1:51.11 to upstage Calabar High's Kimar Farquharson (1:52.04) with third going to Dugion Blackman of Jamaica College, 1;53.34.

Akeem Colley of Rusea's won the Under-20 event in 1:52.11, beating Aerial Jackson of Christiana High, 1:52.31, with Kingston College's Colin Rowe running on strongly for third in 1:52.56.

In the 400m hurdles, St Jago High's Timor Barrett won the Under-20 event in 51.49 seconds. Overseas-based Ronaldo Griffiths was second in 52.16 and Malik James of Calabar, third in 52.42.

The second day of competition will begin today at 10 a.m.

Selected results


Under 18 400mH

1. Sanique Walker (Vere) 58.06

2. Taffara Rose (Hyd) 1:00.54

3.Johnelle Thomas (St Cath.) 1:01.48

Under 20 400mH

1. Nicolee Foster Holm 57.85

2. Shiann Salmon Hyd 57.89

3. Gabrielle McDonald EdA 1:01.26

Triple Jump U20

1. Myesha Nottingham (Rusea's) 12.75m

2. Tissana Hickling (St J) 12.66m

3. Lorean Murray (St And.) 12.61m


1. Britnie Dixon (Vere) 10:29.57

2. Kayann Green (Ed A) 10:29.64

3. Jeima Davis (Ed A) 10:44.69

Discus Under 18

1. Marie Forbes (Vere) 43.57m

2.Kimone Reid (EdA) 42.61m

3. Shania Scott (St J) 39.98m


Under-18 400mH

1.Dashinelle Dyer (Steths) 51.84

2. Rovane Williams (Rhodes Hall) 52.40

3. Ramone Lindo (Vere) 52.96

Under-20 long jump

1. Carey McLeod (KC) 7.55m

2. Ryan Brown (GCF) 7.48m

3. Damon Creary (Wolmer's) 7.26m

Discus Under 20

1. Roje Stone (St J) 60.50m

2. Kevin Nedrick (Peters) 59.70m

3. Douglas Cyrus (JC) 56.37m

5000m Under 20

1. Keenon Lawrence (St J) 15:28.19

2. Shemar Salmon (Steths) 15:34.01

3. Jevane Davy (XLCR) 16:25.83

3000m Under 18

1. Renaldo Johnson St J 8:53.95

2. Tarees Rhoden KC 9:00.45

3. Nickoy Harding Rhodes Hall 9:13.64