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Eubanks, Turner land double

Published:Monday | March 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM
Wolmer's Boys' Julian Forte (left) wins the Under-20 200 metres final ahead of Old Harbour High's Kemar Bailey-Cole at the Carifta Trials at the National Stadium yesterday. Forte won in 21.14 seconds -. Ian Allen/Photographer
Glengoffe High's Natasha Morrison (right) and The Queen's School's Danielle Williams battle out the finish in the girls' Under-20 100-m final, at the Carifta Trials at the National Stadium, yesterday. Morrison won in 11.47 seconds, while Williams ended second in 11.52. -Ian Allen/Photographer

Elton Tucker,
Assistant Editor - Sport

Marleena Eubanks of Edwin Allen High and Petersfield High's Oshane Turner completed middle distance doubles in Under-17 competition, as the two-day Carifta Games trials ended at the National Stadium yesterday.

Eubanks, who won the 800 metres in 2:17:04 seconds on Saturday, returned yesterday to take the 1500 metres in 4:42:13. Sixteen-year-old Eubanks finished ahead of St Elizabeth Technical's Aleitha McLaughlin, 4:43:99, and her teammate Carla Thompson, 4:45:10.

Peterfield's Turner, who clocked a fairly good 1:58:04 in the 800m, completed his double with 4:1:69 for the 1500m, as Jamaica College's Aaron Lee took second in 4:15:36 and Ardenne's Mario Hyman was third in 4:19:01.

Double winner

On Saturday, St Elizabeth Technical's Roshelle Farquharson was also a double winner with victories in Under-20 girls' triple and long jumps. A best of 13.01m gave her top spot in the triple jump ahead of Vere Technical's Shanieka Thomas, 12.13m and Tanya Bryan of St Jago High, 12.07m.

In the long jump competition, Farquharson did 6.15m for first, as Janieve Russell of Holmwood Technical was second with 6.00m and Nickeva Wilson of Camperdown, third, with a best of 5.89m.

Calabar High athletes continued their domination of the senior boys' throwing events as Ashinia Miller, 17.46m, led a sweep of the top three places in the Under-20 shotput for the Red Hills Road-based school. Chad Wright, who was second in the discus on Saturday, was also the runner-up yesterday with 16.85m, while national junior record holder for the discus, Traves Smikle, placed third with 16.10m.

Wolmer's Boys' Julian Forte, third in the 100m on Saturday, powered home in 21:14 seconds to take the Under-20 boys 200m, beating Kemar Bailey-Cole of Old Harbour High, 21:41 and William Knibb High's Duwayne Ferguson, 21:42.

Under-17 boys 200m

The Under-17 boys 200m went to Odail Todd of Green Island High in 22:17, with second place to Holmwood Tecnical's Floyd Henry, 22:31. Bronze went to St Jago's Khadeesh Willis, 22:56.

Other winners yesterday were St Elizabeth Technical's Davian Dennis (U-17 100m hurdles), 13:56 seconds, Kingston College's Stefan Fennel, 14:05 seconds in Under-20 110m hurdles, Lennox Williams of Manchester High, 48:80 in Under-17 boys 400m, Antonique Campbell of Herbert Morrison, 54:99 in Under-20 girls 400m and St Jago's David Hall, 2.00m in Under-20 boys high jump.