XLCR start track season on high

first_imgExcelsior High School Class One athlete Devontie Archer, known for his exploits in the 400m hurdles, was one of the standouts, taking home a double, including a record run, at Saturday’s Wesley Powell/Heart Institute of the Caribbean Development Meet. The event was held at the Courtney Walsh Oval on the school’s compound.Archer topped the field in the Class One boys’ 300m and 600m with a record run in the latter. Archer clocked 1:23.89 minutes in coming out on top, erasing the 2015 time of 1:24.60 minutes set by Nathan Brown. Finishing second overall, also inside the old record with a time of 1:24.31 minutes, was former Enid Bennett High outstanding middle-distance athlete Tyrice Taylor, who now attends Vere Technical High School. Oneil Treasure of Excelsior was third overall in 1:25.31 minutes. Archer returned later to win the 300m in 35.33 seconds. DOUBLE WIN It was a decent meet for Kingston College, with Kirk Dawkins scoring the first track win on the day after taking the boys’ 5,000m Open in 16:51.9 minutes. Teammate Nicardo Johnson had a double win on the day for the North Street-based institution after taking the Class Four 150m in 19.14 seconds and the 300m in 40.62 seconds. Merrick Richards, 1:36.39 minutes, and Ainsley Campbell, 1:31.88 minutes, topped the field in classes Three and Two 600m, respectively.Competing on familiar territory, Shauntae Foreman returned in style to help her new school, St Jago High, to good performances on the day. Foreman, who has dominated the high and long jumps for Excelsior High at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships, including Class Two double success this year at the championships, was a winner on the track for her new team.She clocked 41.52 seconds to lead the way in Class Two 300m, ahead of teammates Brianna Liston, 41.52 seconds, and Safhia Hinds, 41.77 seconds. Liston was successful in the 150m with a clocking of 18.91 seconds.St Jago had a one-two finish in the Class One 300m as Joanna Reid led the way with 40.58 seconds, ahead of teammate Rosealee Cooper, 41.86 seconds, while Vere Technical’s Nickeisha Pryce placed third in 41.88 seconds. Neisha Burgher, 18.79 seconds in the girls’ Class One 150m, Kimberly Lugg, 36.67m in the Class One girls’ discus throw, and Sashoy Benbow, 11.67m in the girls’ shot put, got wins for the home team on the day.last_img