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Class Two boy clocks 10.5 at JC meet

Published:Sunday | January 5, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Akeem Bloomfield of Kingston College blowing away the field in his heat of the boys' Class Two 100 metres at the Pure Water/Jamaica College development meet at Jamaica College, yesterday. Bloomfield clocked 10.5 seconds.-Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer

Raymond Graham, Sunday Gleaner Writer

Yesterday's Pure Water/ Jamaica College development meet, the opening event of the 2014 track and field season, saw good performances from some of the island's top high school athletes.

Mavis Bank High School's middle distance runner, Gar-field Gordon, who had a good season in road races, showed that he will also be the one to watch on the track. He displayed some class in winning the first event of the day, the boys' 5000 metres, in 16:08.91. Kingston College's Romario Foote (16:16.93) and his teammate Shane Buchanan (16:33.03), finished second and third, respectively.

Vere Technical captured the first two places in the girls' 3000 metres Open. Britney Dixon (10:58.84) won ahead of Sasha Gaye Whyte, 10:58.86. St Jago High's Monique McPherson was third in 11:22.09.

Kingston College's new wonder boy, Akeem Bloomfield, created a big stir at the meet as he was very impressive in winning the overall Class Two 100 metres. Looking quite easy and very relaxed, he stopped the clock at 10.5 seconds.

Wolmer's Girls' Shauna Helps and Ishena Belnavis of Hydel High tied for top spot among Class Two girls with 11.69 over 100m. In Class One, it was Vere's Renee Medley who came out on top in 11. 64.

Selected results

BOYS

Class One 110mh1. Jovaine Atkinson (KC) 14.70

2. Roje Jackson Chin (St Jago) 14.79

3. Rodreick Moodie (KC) 14.97

Class Two 110mh

1. Kamal Simpson (St Jago) 14.62

2. Chadrick Brown (KC) 14.64

3. Jordan Bailey (Morant Bay) 14.81Discus Open

1. Chad Wright (unattached) 61.54m

2. Fedrick Dacres (UWI) 61.20m

3. Javaughn Shaw (Munro) 60.16m

GIRLS

Class One 100mh 1. Oneika Watson (Holm) 14.83

2. Latavia Coombs (Holm) 14.91

3. Ayesha champaigne (Staths) 15.05

Discus 17-18 girls1. Rochelle Frazer (Edwin Allen) 48.45m

2. Venique Harris (Ardenne) 46. 88m

3. Tasha Crosse (EdAllen) 44.99m