Lyssons dominating Primary Champs
Defending National champions Lyssons Primary of St Thomas have surged to a big 24-point lead after 22 finals entering today’s final day of the Insports/Devon Biscuits Championships at the National Stadium.
Lyssons, the Eastern champions, are on 110 points well clear of Central winners Spanish Town Primary of St Catherine in second on 86.
Naggo Head and Greater Portmore, also of St Catherine, are third and fourth with 84 and 77 points, respectively. St Andrew’s Harbour View Primary round out the top five with 57.
On a day when news broke that Jamaican star Christopher Taylor faces a possible ban from the sports, 11-year-old Daniel Glaves of Red Hills Road Primary equalled his 300 metres record of 41.81 set in 2011. Mercado Williams of Naggo Head Primary was second in 42.62 ahead of Chidane Gayle of Lyssons in 43.63.
It was one of two records on the day as Sanique Watt of John Mills broke the girls’ high jump open with a leap of 1.49m in an exciting showdown with Afharia Anderson of Spanish Town who was second with 1.47m. Zodieon Baker of Lyssons was third with 1.45m.
Lyssons got off to a brilliant start copping 16 points in the first final of the day which was the girls’ Cricket Ball Throw courtesy of Taheisha Brown (44.50m) and Aliyhana Alford (43.35m) who were first and second, respectively. Jada Adlam of Harbour View was third with 41.22m.
The much-anticipated clash in the Class One boys’ 100m between Jevaney Findlay of Spanish Town and Omeco Henclewood of Holy Rosary did not materialised as Henclewood was disqualified for false-starting.
But the impressive Findlay destroyed the field clocking 12.12 (-1.7 mps) and was just outside the record of 11.90 held by Roje Fearon of St Francis since 2010. Jahvado Samuels of Barracks Road was second in 12.86 with Ishmael Wilkins of Howard Cooke Primary third in 12.93.
St Patrick’s Danelia Clarke won the Class One girls’ 100m in 12.90 (-1.3). Rihanna Scott of Rock Hall Primary was second in 12.97 with Half Way Tree’s Chelseann Samuels third in 12.98 in a close and exciting race.
Eric Edwards of Barracks Road won the Class One boys’ 400m in 58.02 seconds ahead of Malrick Thomas of Spanish Town with 58.23. Khieme Campbell of St Catherine finished third in 58.71.