10.28 scorcher by Chambers
Raymond Graham, Sunday Gleaner Writer
ST Jago High's Raheem Chambers scorched the track with a brilliant personal best 10.28 seconds win in the Under-18 boys' 100 metres final on the opening day of the Carifta Trials at the National Stadium yesterday.
Competing in his first 100 metres of the season, the Danny Hawthorne-coached Chambers was out the blocks like a rocket and kept moving away from his rivals with ease for a comfortable win. Kingston College's Akeem Bloomfield suffered his first defeat of the season finishing second in a personal best 10.42 with St Jago's Chad Walker getting third in 10.45.
Chambers was very elated after his win.
"This win today is for my former teammate Cavahn McKenzie who died at the Cross Country Championships in Tobago.
"I am not surprised with the fast time as my coach worked well with me and I am looking forward to the remainder of the season," Chambers said.
The Under-20 100m was won in a slower time by Javaughn Minzie of Bog Walk High who did 10.40. Minzie had to fight off a good challenge from Wolmer's Boys' Raheem Robinson (10.48) and Jordan Chin (10.66) of St Jago.
Kimone Shaw made it a double for St Jago in the sprints as she blasted to a personal best of 11.55 to win the Under-18 girls' 100m. Her teammate, Shanice Reid, was second in 11.72 with Convent of Mercy's Kiara Grant taking third in 11.84.
As expected, it was a victory for Wolmer's Jonielle Smith in the Under-20 category. Smith clipped Holmwood Technical's Diana Johnson (second) and Kedisha Dallas of GC Foster College. All three were given the same time, 11.44. Today's final day of the meet begins at 11 a.m.
U-18 300m hurdles
1. Shanice Cohen (Holm) 41.40.
2. Shannon Kalawan (EdA) 41.63
3. Patrice Moody (EdA) 42.70.
U-20 400m hurdles
1. Andrenette Knight (Vere) 58.59.
2. Kimone Green (Mico Univ.) 59.11.
3.Genekee Leith (StJ) 59.13
1. Olivia Leckford ( Edwin) 43.64m
2. Isheka Binns ( Manch) 41.72m
3. Macy McFarlane (HGrove) 35.89m
U-18 triple jump
1. Britny Kerr (Hydel) 12. 56m
2. Shanique Wright (MHS) 12.10m
3. Abigail Swaby ( Hydel) 11.97m
U-20 triple jump
1. Tamara Moncrieffe (Hol) 12.67m
2. Lativa Coombs ( Holm) 12.56m
3. Claudette Allen ( EdA) 12.20m
U-18 400m hurdles
1. Jaheel Hyde (Wol) 51.03
2. Duran Crooks (Munro) 53.21
3. Orlando Smith (Steths) 54.22
U-20 400m hurdles
1. Okeem Williams (Steths) 51.79
2. Marvin Williams (Steths) 51.84
3. Davian Baker ( KC) 53.59