Impressive Davison completes U-20 sprint double
St Catherine High School’s Sandrey Davison and Hydel High School’s Alana Reid produced impressive performances to win the boys’ and girls’ Under-20 200 metres titles, respectively, at the JAAA National Junior and Senior Championships at the National Stadium yesterday.
Davison, who won the 100m title on Friday, completed the sprint double when he won the 200m in a personal best 20.84 seconds. The 19-year-old erased his previous best of 20.90.
Davison told The Gleaner that he was delighted with his performance because he had worked very hard all season.
“I am very happy with my performance,” said Davison. “I came into this championship with the mindset to win the sprint double, and I got it, so I just want to thank my coaches, my family and friends for their support,” he said. David Lynch of Calabar High School was second in 21.32 while third went to Jamaica College’s Malique Smith-Band in 21.46.
Reid won the girls’ Under-20 200m title in 23.19 ahead of Edwin Allen High School’s Tia Clayton 23.41 and Immaculate High’s Mickaila Haisley, 23.94.
“I am very happy for the win. It was a very tough race, and I had to work very hard tom come out on top. I just want to thank my mother and coaches who have been there for me all season,” she said.
Calabar’s Dishuan Lamb clocked a swift 13.42 seconds to turn back the challenge of St Jago’s Jahvel Granville to win the Under-20 110m hurdles event. Granville was second in 13.48 while third went to his teammate Demario Prince in 13.60.
Kerrica Hill of Hydel won the girls’ Under-20 100m hurdles in a brilliant personal best 12.98 ahead Petersfield High School’s Alexis James 13.13 and Asharria Ulett of St Catherine High School, 13.65.
Kingston College’s Shamear Uter outran the field to capture the boys’ Under-20 400m in 46.06 seconds ahead of Delano Kennedy from Edwin Allen 47.24 and Shemar Palmer of Manchester High School, 47.49. Holmwood Technical High School’s Rickiann Russell won the girls’ Under-20 400m in 54.36 ahead of Hydel’s Alliah Baker (54.67) and Oneika Brissett of William Knibb High School, 54.68.
St Elizabeth Technical High School’s Barrain Smith produced a very good run to beat teammate Adrian Nethersole in the boys’ Under-20 800m. Smith clocked one minute 53.31 seconds. Nethersole was second in 1:54.37 while third went to Trevone Prince of Jamaica College in 1:56.74.
Rushana Dwyer of Edwin Allen won the girls’ equivalent in 2:10.53 ahead of Samantha Kavanagh of Trinity Elite 2:11.87 and Kishay Rowe of Alphansus Davis High School, 2:13.13.