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Spotlight on 400m at Anthrick meet

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter
Calabar High’s Christopher Taylor waiting to compete in Heat Four of the Boys’ Class One 400m at the Digicel Anthrick Corporate Area Development Meet at the National Stadium, yesterday.

The spotlight will be on the boys' 400 metres on today's final day of the Digicel Anthrick Corporate Area Development meet as the quarter-milers ran meet records on Day One of the two-day meet.

The ever-improving Evaldo Whitehorne of Calabar led the way in the Class Two 400m, stopping the clock at 47.51 to erase the old mark of 48.89 set by his teammate Anthony Carpenter in 2015. Kingston College's Shanthamoi Brown also ran faster than the previous mark, with 48.46.

In Class One Kingston, College Dashawn Morris lowered the record to 46.69 seconds. The Calabar duo of Shemar Chambers and defending Boys and Girls' Athletics Championship 400m champion Christopher Taylor also went under the mark of 48.36 done in 2016.

Calabar and Excelsior High are the early leaders. The boys from Red Hills Road are on 72 points while Excelsior scored 94 to put themselves in front in the girls' category.

The meet continues today at 9 a.m.