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Calabar’s Tyreke Wilson delivers record run in 200m

Published:Saturday | March 29, 2014 | 6:26 PM

Melton Williams, Gleaner Writer



KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Defending champions Calabar High continue to march to their third straight title at the Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships in style with a one-two finish in the Boys’ Class 3 200 metre with Tyreke Wilson winning the event in record time at the National Stadium.




Wilson clocked a new meet record time of 21.72 seconds to easily beat his teammate Christopher Taylor who recorded 22.24 seconds.



The previous record of 21.87 seconds was set by Kingston College’s Jhevaughn Matherson in 2013.



And Jevaughn Minzie of Bog Walk produced a strong stretch run to capture the Boys’ Class 1 200-metre final in 20.50 seconds after missing out on the 100-metre title last night.



Calabar’s ace quarter-miler Javon Francis, who delivered a stunning performance in the Boys’ Class 1 400 metres to break Usain Bolt’s record earlier, pulled up in the 200 metres.



Martin Manley of St Jago was second in 20.70, while Michael O’Hara of Calabar finished third in 20.86.



Anguillan sprinter Zharnell Hughes of Kingston College, who won the 100-metre in a record time last night, pulled out of the 200 metres because of injury.



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