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#glnrCHAMPS: Records galore in female sprint hurdles semis

Published:Friday | March 31, 2017 | 3:49 AM
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The female sprint hurdlers were in scintillating form at the beginning of Day Four of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships, with four records being broken inside the National Stadium during the semi-finals.

Britany Anderson (Vere) was smooth in removing Shanette Allison's first round record of 13.30 seconds in the Class Two girls 100m hurdles, running across the line in an amazing 13.04 seconds in her semi-final win, finishing ahead of Ray-donna Lee (Hydel), 13.53 and St Jago's Kimeone McLeod, 13.62. 

Allison, 13.69, recoverd to book her place in Saturday's final with a third place finish in her semi-final, which was won by Daszay Freeman (Manchester), 13.37 with Rosealee Copper (St Jago), 13.50 taking second.

St Jago's Crystal Morrison became the first Class Four girl to run under 11 seconds in the 80m hurdles with a blistering 10.98 seconds win in her semi-final round run.

Running in the opening semi-final, Morrison got out strongly and held off another medal favourite Ackera Nugent (Excelsior), who finished second in 11.20, with Velecia Williams from Hydel taking third in 11.25 seconds. 

The second semi was won by Holmwood's Dyandra Gray (11.35), who finished ahead of St Jago's Thennelle Williams, 11.48 and Vere's Yanique White 11.59.

Wolmer's Janeek Brown lowered the Class One 100m hurdles record with a 13.53 win in her semi-final bettering Peta-Gay Williams' 13.58 seconds run in 2015. That mark only lasted a few minutes, however, as Gabrielle McDonald (Edwin Allen) took the mark even lower, stopping the clock at 13.52 seconds in her semi-final.