Raymond Graham, Sunday Gleaner Writer
ST Jago High's Class Three athlete, Kamali Simpson, showed good form at the WATA/JC Invitational Track and Field meet yesterday.
The Danny Hawthorne-coached athlete was impressive in the 100 metres hurdles with a good time of 14.16 seconds for the best time overall in the event.
He returned to finish second, behind Kingston College's (KC) Nathaniel Bann in the 100 metres in 11.48 seconds, as Bann won with 11.45. He closed off a good day by clearing 1.75 metres in the high jump for another second place.
"I am very pleased with my results and to know that this is my first year in the class, I am even happier and I am looking forward to the remainder of the season," said Simpson who credited his hard training over last summer for his improved performance.
boys' Class Two 110m hurdles win
St Jago had another win in the boys' Class Two 110m hurdles as Rojay Jackson Chin clocked 14.76 to finish ahead of the Jamaica College (JC) duo of, Shamar Morrison (15.04) and Obrian Waysome (15.09).
KC's Javaire Atkinson won the Class One 110m hurdles in 15.11 as Zaine Fearon (15.04) of JC was second and KC's Davian Baker, 15.66, third.
JC's athletes dominated the jumps in all classes. In the Class One long jump Sharlanjo Nelson won with 7.11m ahead of his teammate, Gavin Gibson (7.01m) and St Jago's Krishna Christie, 6.87m.
James takes Class Two long jump
Ajanie James took Class Two with 6.73m ahead of teammate Clayton Brown, 6.54m. In Class Three, JC's Johni James made it a clean sweep for the hosts with a winning jump of 6.15m.
Among the girls, Camperdown High's Class Two athlete, Peta-Gaye Williams led the way. Williams clocked the fastest time among females in the 100m stopping the clock at 11.86 to get the better of Edwin Allen High's Tasheca Stanley, 11.96 and Shimayra Williams of Clarendon College, 12.03.
St Jago took the top three places in the Class One 100m. Melissa Williams won in 12.07 to get the better of Shanell Francis, 12.15 and Tatiana Wolfe, 12.24.
Hydel High athletes dominated the Class Three and Four 100m. In Class Three Taquece Duggan won in 12.47, ahead of Edwin Allen's Racquel Gayle, 12.49. In Class Four Shannell English won in 12.47 ahead of Vere Technical's Kiona Bradshaw, 12.50.
CAPTION - Camperdown High's Peta-Gaye Williams (second left) in control of heat eight of the Class Two girls' 100 metres at the WATA/Jamaica College Track and Field meet held at the school's playing field on Old Hope Road yesterday. Williams clocked 11.86 seconds, the fastest female time for the distance at yesterday's meet. Edwin Allen's Tasheca Stanley (right) was second in the event. - Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer