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Champs: Kingston College's ace sprinter Zharnel Hughes pulls out of 200m final

Published:Saturday | March 29, 2014 | 2:07 PM

Melton Williams, Gleaner Writer



KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Kingston College (KC) suffered a big setback ahead of today’s final day of the 2014 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships at the National Stadium as Anguillan sprinter Zharnel Hughes was forced to pull out of the Boys’ Class 1 200-metre final.




Hughes who was highly fancied to close the Class 1 sprint double, had to withdraw because of an injury.



The lanky sprinter turned back the challenge of Jevaughn Minzie last night to break the Boys’ Class 1 100-metre record.



Hughes stopped the clock at 10.12 seconds.



Former St Jago athlete Yohan Blake set the previous record of 10.21 seconds in 2007.



Minzie of Bog Walk also lowered Blake’s mark with a 10.16 clocking for his second place.



KC enter the final day in third position on 81.5 points.



Jamaica College on 106 points, are holding a one-point lead over defending champions Calabar High with 105.



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