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G.C. Foster lead the way

Published:Saturday | April 8, 2017 | 4:00 AMRaymond Graham
Sashalee Forbes

G.C. Foster College's Sashalee Forbes and Everton Clarke won the women's and men's 100 metres titles respectively on yesterday's opening day of the two-day NCB Intercollegiate Track and Field Championships at the National Stadium.

Forbes, a member of Jamaica's team at last year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro clocked 11.23 seconds to win ahead of University of Technology's (UTech) Shanice Reid (11.60) and Shantae Deer of G.C. Foster, 11.84.

Clarke scored a close victory in the men's sprint hitting the line in 10.12 to edge UTech's Ronald Levy (10.17) and Oshane Bailey of G.C. Foster, 10.24.

G.C. Foster bagged one-two in the men's 400m hurdles as they dominated yesterday's finals. Marzel Miller took gold in 52.06 from teammate Kemario Eldemire (52.61). Exed Community College's Romario Dixon was third in 55.59.

The women's event went to UTech's Shannon Kalawan who won in 57.02. Candice McLeod (57.73) of UWI and Shanae Wright (1:01.08) of UTech finished second and third respectively.

Olivia Leckford of G.C. Foster produced the first record of the meet when she threw 52.68m in winning the women's javelin throw. She erased the previous mark of 46.60m set by Osheca Binns. Binns (UWI) was second yesterday with 42.96m while Jada Thompson of Shortwood took third with 39.80m.

Church Teacher's College's Melissa Thyme won the 3000m steeplechase in 11:56.00 from Ophia Simmonds (12:24.80) of G.C. Foster with third going to Candlce Newman of UTech, 12:37.77.

Oshane Archibald of G.C. Foster captured the men's 3000m steeplechase in 9:45.09. Thaleeto Green of UTech was second in 10:02.03 while Larone Haye of G.C. Foster was third in 10:21.29.

Today's second and final day of competition will begins at 1 p.m.

Men's top five: 1. G.C. Foster 88, 2. Utech 49, 3. UWI 36, 4. Knox 20, 5. Mico 15.

Women: 1. G.C. Foster 52, UTech 51, 3. UWI 31, 4. Mico 21, 5. Church 14.