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St Andrew top JTA/Sagicor Champs

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey
Monique Stewart of Westmoreland powers through to win the girls' Under-15 200m final at the JTA/Sagicor National Athletics Championships at the National Stadium yesterday. Stewart clocked 27.73 seconds.

St Andrew topped the 35th staging of the two-day JTA/Sagicor National Athletics Championships at the National Stadium yesterday.

The champions tallied 343.50 points. They were followed by St Catherine 320, Portland 187, St Elizabeth 185, Manchester 184.50, St Thomas 170.50, Clarendon 107.50, St Ann 99, Trelawny 84, Kingston 65.50, St Mary 54, Westmoreland 48, St James 31.50, and Hanover 10.

Mabracq Harris, coach of St Andrew, who trailed Portland by eight points entering yesterday's final day, was delighted with his team's performance.

"We knew that is was going to be a very tight championships. St Catherine were always going to be very dominant in the relays, but we stuck to the task, and we came out victorious," Harris said.




St Andrew began the day in impressive fashion, with Terrica Francis winning the 13-15 girls' 400m in 1:01.26. Micah Mohan from St Catherine was second in 1:04.10, while third went to Daina Thomas of St Ann in 1:05.61.

Jaquan Coke of Manchester won the boys' equivalent in 56.60 ahead of St James' Aiden Samuels in 58.93. Kimarley Forrester, also from Manchester, was third in 59.33.

St Andrew's Toniann Bryan captured the 13-14 girls' 100m in a swift 13.28 ahead of Monique Stewart of Westmoreland, 13.48; and Ebony Stephenson of St Andrew, 13.55.

Monique Stewart led a Westmoreland one-two in the 13-14 girls' 200m final as she won the event in 27.73 seconds ahead of her teammate, Lavanya Williams, 28.29. Micah Mohan from St Catherine was third in 28.36.

Asanie Holness of St Elizabeth won the 13-14 boys' 200m event in 25.31 in front of St Mary's Omario Henry 25.45 and Kingston's Andrew Williams 25.61.