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'The Beast' leads Racers Lions to victory

Published:Saturday | February 25, 2012 | 2:43 PM

Andre Lowe

Senior Staff Reporter

Yohan Blake, was the third to receive the baton but he made it look quite easy as he eased past the rest of the field to lead Racers Lions to a big win in the Clubs and Institutions 4x100m over their stablemates Racers Track Club and MVP at the Gibson Relays at the National Stadium a short while ago.

Racers Lion stopped the clock at 38.48 with their clubmates crossing the line in 38.76, while MVP finished in 38.90.

In the female equivalent, UTech were rampant, winning in 44.31, G.C. Foster, 46.35, with Mico third in 48.19.

Kingston College sounded an early warning shot ahead of this year's ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Championships, winning two of the marquee boys 4x100m relays, first taking the class 1 event in an impressive 40.59, ahead of this season's hot team Green Island, 40.97, and St George's 41.24.

They then took the Class 4 equivalent in 44.80 ahead of Wolmer's 46.13 and Calabar, 46.75.

Defending champions Jamaica College will not be going quietly and set a blistering new record in the Class 2 event with 40.76, erasing the old mark of 41.04. Wolmer's were second in 41.21 while Calabar ran third in 41.43.

In Class 3, Wolmer's took advantage of a fall from the Kingston College anchorman to win 43.94, with Calabar running second in 43.97.

Vere Technical's Shericka Jackson turned in one of the best runs of the meet, pulling back a 20m deficit to lead her team to a close win over Flying Angels of Canada, 45.67, in the Class 1 girls 4x100m with a time of 45.63. Edwin Allen were third in 46.14.