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John Mills lead after day one

Published:Thursday | April 27, 2017 | 4:03 AMRobert Bailey
Shadiamon Bennett (left) and Shaniel Stevens of John Mills celebrate winning gold and silver respectively in the open shot put.

Former champions John Mills are the early leaders going into today's second day of the three-day INSPORTS All-Age & Junior High Athletics Championships at the Stadium East field.

John Mills, the most successful team at these championships with 22 titles overall, lead the standings with 63 points after five finals. They are followed by defending champions Windward Road 31, Constant Spring and Cockburn Gardens on 26 each, and Swallowfield with 12.

With all five finals coming in the field, John Mills were dominant with teammates Shadiamon Bennett (8.85m) and Shaniel Stevens (8.25m) claiming gold and silver in the girls' shot put open. Amara Irving of Cockburn Gardens got the bronze with a throw of 8.13 metres.

The top two spots in the Class Two boys high jump also went to John Mills. Tushawn Lawson (1.60m) won gold ahead of teammate Leo-Paul Foster, who cleared the bar at 1.50m. Kimarley Baker (1.50m) of Windward Road took the bronze.

In the Class Three Girls' long jump, gold went to Constant Spring's Aaliyah-Kay Wallace, who outclassed her rivals with a distance of 4.96 metres. Silver went to Shanika Estrin (4.39m) of John Mills while Constant Spring's Bianca Barham earned the bronze with a mark of 4.24m.