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#Champs2021 | KC suffers big blow with Vascianna injury in Class One 110m hurdles

Published:Tuesday | May 11, 2021 | 1:54 PMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer -

The top two title contenders for the boys title at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships suffered a major setback in the preliminary round of the event at the National Stadium in Kingston on Tuesday afternoon.

Pre-race favourite Vashaun Vascianna of Kingston College (KC) and Matthew Sutherland of Jamaica College (JC) both did not finish their heat in the Class One Boys 110m hurdles because of injuries.

This is a serious blow for the defending champions as Vascianna was a favourite for the nine points from winning the event.

Rusea's High School's Jordani Woodley (13.81 seconds), KC's Tajae Francis (13.91s), Calabar High School's Jerome Campbell (13.92s) of Calabar, and Jahiem Stern of JC (14.89) were the top four qualifiers.

KC have the most qualifiers going into this afternoon's final. Their Class Three 100m hurdlers Daniel Clarke and Kahiem Carby are the top two finalists with 13.49s and 13.99s respectively. Other qualifiers are Calabar's Shaquane Gordon (13.50s) and Shevaughn Pryce (14.16s), St Elizabeth Technical High School's (STETHS) Ricoy Hunter (13.71s) and Jordain Thompson (14.37), Cornwall College's Kaheim Reid (14.43s) of Cornwall College, and Clarendon College's Otis Bennett (14.72s).

KC's Amontae Wray (14.15s) lead all qualifiers in the Class Two 110m hurdles. His teammate Jadan Campbell (14.45s) is also through. St Jago High School's Andre Harris (14.38s) and Demario Prince (14.43s), STETHS' Allem Pinto (14.20s), and Vere Technical High School's Matthew Sullivan (14.32s), and JC's Matthew Malcolm (14.39s) also qualified.