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Brilliant record run by Tina Clayton

Published:Saturday | June 25, 2022 | 12:11 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer
Tina Clayton (centre) of Edwin Allen High School powers away from her rivals to win the Under-20 girls’ 100 metres in a National Junior record of 10.96 seconds at the JAAA National Senior and Junior Championships at the National Stadium last night.
Tina Clayton (centre) of Edwin Allen High School powers away from her rivals to win the Under-20 girls’ 100 metres in a National Junior record of 10.96 seconds at the JAAA National Senior and Junior Championships at the National Stadium last night.

Edwin Allen High School’s Tina Clayton cried tears of joy inside the National Stadium last night after she turned in a scintillating display to break the National Junior 100 metres record at the JAAA National Junior and Senior Championships.

Clayton, who is the reigning World Under-20 100m champion, sped to 10.96 seconds to win the event. She erased the previous mark of 10.97, which was set by Briana Williams in 2021. Tina Clayton’s Edwin Allen teammate Serena Cole was second in a personal best time of 11.13 while her twin sister Tia placed third in 11.25.

“I never expected to run a sub-11 time at this meet but I am a very hard working and very disciplined person,” said Clayton. This is a massive achievement for me to know that I have run sub-11 to break the National Junior record and so I just want to thank my coach and my teammates for the support,” she said.

St Catherine High School’s Sandrey Davidson sped to a new personal best time of 10.20 to win the Under-20 boys’100m event. Kingston College’s (KC) Bougwahjgie Nkrumie was second, also in personal best time of 10.22, while third went to Mark-Anthony Daley of Herbert Morrison High School in 10.51.

Davidson, who was winning the title for the second consecutive time, said he was very delighted with his performance. “ I am very happy that I came out and defended my Under-20 title because I said from the start of the season that I wanted to retain my title and I did that so I am happy,” said the 19-year-old Davidson.

Meanwhile, Camperdown High School’s Roshawn Clarke led from start to finish to overpower his rivals in Under-20 boys’ 400m hurdle. He won in 49.31 seconds. KC’s Antonio Forbes was second in 51.40 while third went to Excelsior High School’s Jahmani Smith in 51.42.

Hydel High School’s Oneika McAnuff captured the girls’ equivalent after she produced a brilliant stretch to nip St Jago High School’s Safhia Hinds to win the event in 58.16. Hinds finished second in 58.23 while third went to Alliah Baker from Hydel in 58.96.

St Elizabeth Technical’s Nathaniel Wallace won the Under-20 boys’ 1500m final in four minutes 17.08 seconds ahead of Jamaica College’s pair of Rasheed Pryce, 4:19.24, and Tyrone Lawson, 4:20.31.

Demario Price from St Jago captured the Under-20 boys’ long jump with a mark of 7.30m ahead of his teammate Balvin Israel, 7.01m, and KC’s Nathan Wade, 7.00m.

Edwin Allen’s Christopher Young won the Under-20 shot put with a mark 19.14m. Calabar High School’s Kobe Lawrence, 19.05m, was second while third went to Altwayne Bedward in 18.84m.