Barrett, Smith break records as Hydel impress

Published: Sunday | December 15, 2013 Comments 0
Cornwall College's Warren Barrett Jr smashed the Class 2 boys shot put meet record, posting 16.55m. - Ian Allen/Staff Photographer
Cornwall College's Warren Barrett Jr smashed the Class 2 boys shot put meet record, posting 16.55m. - Ian Allen/Staff Photographer

André Lowe, Senior Staff Reporter

The girls from Hydel High turned in a good performance at yesterday's 11th staging of the Wesley Powell Track and Field meet, while two records fell at Excelsior's Courtney Walsh Oval.

Cornwall College's Warren Barrett Jr - son of the former Reggae Boyz goalkeeper and captain, smashed the Class 2 boys' shot put meet record, posting 16.55m to better the 14.3m mark set by Jamaica College's (JC) Karl Leon Grant last year.

Kyle Mitchell (Wolmer's), 15.39m was second with St George's Daniel Walker finishing third with 14.12m

JC's Malik Smith was responsible for the second record, stopping the clock at 1:28.99 to lower the Travis Bailey's (Wolmer's) 2011 time of 1:29.92. Javon Brown (Wolmer's), 1:29.84 was second and Craig Hyde (St George's), 1:30.03.

Fifth-place finishers at last season's Inter-Secondary School Sports Association Boys and Girls' Championships, the Corey Bennett-coached Hydel registered several winners at the meet, which is traditionally used to help with strength and endurance conditioning with over-the-distance events.

Fourteen-year-old Monifa Green led a Hydel one-two-three in the girls 3000m open, winning in 11:04.02 ahead of teammates Emily Coley, 11:27.04, and Shamona Hunt, 11:28.05.

Hydel captured three of the four girls' long jump competitions.

Shadae Parr (Hydel), 5.09m, took the Class 4 event ahead of Wolmer's Ebony Campbell, 4.85m, and Hydel's Ashanti Moore, 4.69m.

Long jump performances

Hydel's Shiann Salmon won the Class 3 long jump after posting 5.29m. Second place went to Chrisann Bryan (Wolmer's), 5.22m, with St Catherine's Anelia Martin, 5.16m, third.

Shardia Lawrence, 5.32m, from Hydel won the girls' Class 1 long jump with St Andrew's Michelle Walker, 4.69m, and Vere's Brandy Smith, also 4.69m, finishing second and third, respectively.

Aveanna Venair (Excelsior), 5.34m, won the Class 2 girls long jump event ahead of the Hydel pair Yanique Dayle, 5.26m, and Isheena Belnavis, 5.07m.

Kiona Bradshaw (Vere) took the Class 1 girls shot put with a mark of 11.81m. St Andrew's Decoda Simpson, 11.22m, was second with Toni-Ann Campbell (Excelsior) 11.08 finishing third.

There were better performances in Class 2, which was won by Immaculate's Kadian Clarke with 12.18m ahead of Alpha's Ashley Jarman, 11.78m and Coya Christy.

Special presentations were made to long-serving Wolmer's Girls coach Michael Carr, football coach Lebert Halliman and noted athletics official and volunteer Carol Cuffly.

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