Fennell stars at Goldsmith Classics
Raymond Graham, Sunday Gleaner Writer
KINGSTON College's Stefan Fennell was the star performer at yesterday's 15th Youngster Goldsmith Classics at G.C. Foster College, as he put in a workmanlike performance to upstage a quality field and win the boys' Class One 110 metres hurdles in a season-best 13.89 seconds.
Fennell, the defending champion, was expected to be tested by the Wolmer's Boys pair of Kevaughn Allen and Yanick Hart. But showing good technique, he sprinted away to an easy victory to better his season best of 13.91 seconds, done at the same venue a few weeks ago at the Central Hurdles and Relay Meet. Allen (14.03) and Hart ( 14.15) seconds finished second and third, respectively.
Jamaica College's Tyler Mason, who is expected to dominate the Class Two 110 metres hurdles, did not have things his own way as young Michael O'Haro of Calabar High pressured him all the way. But showing better poise, Mason held on to win in 14.00 seconds, with O'Haro second in 14.09. Jaheel Hyde (14.47) of Wolmer's took third.
One of the most anticipated races of the meet, the girl's Class Two 100 metres hurdles, did not disappoint as in a very competitive and close finish, Holmwood Technical's Yanique Thompson rallied strongly over the final hurdle to overtake Petagaye Williams of Camperdown and win in 14.02 seconds. Edwin Allen's Claudette Allen finished second in 14.11 seconds, while Williams, who was losing her first race for the season, was third in 14.13.
Kimberly Golding of Alpha Academy topped the Class One 100 metres hurdles in 13.94 seconds. Holmwood's Janieve Russell (14.44) was second and Alpha's Sashel Brown (14.47) was third
Wolmer's scored a quinella in the girl's Class Three 80 metres hurdles. Janeek Brown (11.83) won from Davina Young (12.00), while St Andrew's Rushelle Burton was third in 12.15.
Edwin Allen's Shellece Clarke topped the Class Four 70 metres hurdles in 11.09 seconds, as Osheca Barnes (11.28) of Hydel was second and Camperdown High's ModiAnn McDonald third in 11.50.
In field events, St Jago's Kellion Knibb threw 48.00 metres to win the girl's Class One discus. Edwin Allen's Sashagaye Marston was second with a throw of 45.01m and her teammate Tara Sue Bennette finished third with 44.81m.
Holmwood took one-two in the girl's Class Two discus, as Natanya McNeish (39.82) surprised teammate Gleneve Grange (39.52). St Jago's Shanique Waite (36.91) was third.
Wolmer's Boys won the boys' Class Two high jump, clearing 1.90 metres to beat St Georges' Carlington Moore (1.85m).
Kingston College Shammawie Wellington (6.48m) won the boys' Class Three long jump while his teammate, Clive Pullen, won the boys' triple jump Open with 14.98 metres.