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Segree, Forte impress at All Comers

Published:Monday | May 19, 2014 | 5:00 AM

Raymond Graham, Gleaner Writer

G.C. FOSTER College's Audra Segree and the University of Technology's Julian Forte were in impressive form on last Saturday's second staging of this season's All Comers meet inside the National Stadium as both clocked personal best times over their 100 metres.

After a very good start and maintaining good form throughout, Segree stopped the clock at an impressive 11.44 seconds to win the women's event. Nadine Palmer was second in 11.53 seconds with Lezline Gilzene finishing third in 11.71 seconds.

There was some bad luck for the University of Technology's Natasha Morrison. Morrison who was selected to be a part of the Jamaica's team to this weekend's IAAF World Relays fell to the ground midway the event with a hamstring injury.

In the men's event, Forte, who is set to compete at the World Relays, continued his impressive form this season. In a very competitive field, Forte, who had time to slow down towards the latter stage of the race, blew away the field to win in a new lifetime best of 10.03 seconds to become the second fastest Jamaican so far this season over 100 metres behind overseas-based Kemarley Brown, who clocked 9.93 seconds over the weekend in California. Oshane Bailey was second in 10.25 seconds with his training partner Jason Livermore taking third in 10.25 seconds.

There were also good performances from Anastasia Leroy and Shericka Jackson. Competing in the 200 metres, Leroy was the best female in the event after clocking 23.34 seconds for the win over Segree who did 23.70 seconds. Jackson was the best female in the 400 metres after stopping the clock at 52.33 seconds, getting the better of Papine High's Tiffany James (53.21) and Balaclava High's Dawnalee Loney (54.07).

Olympian Rusheen McDonald was in fine form in the men's 400 metres as he scored a decisive win in 45.51 seconds for the fastest time of the day in the event, getting the better of Peter Matthews (46.78) and St Jago High schoolboy Martin Manley who was third overall in 46.87 seconds.