Friday 3 July, 2020

Champs 2018: The night belonged to Kevona Davis

Kevona Davis of Edwin Allen highlighted Friday's fourth day of the 2018 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships, at the National Stadium by breaking the Girls' Class 2 100-metre record twice on her way to gold.

The 16-year-old Davis powered away from the field to win the final in a new record time of 11.16 seconds.

Ray-donna Lee of Hydel High was well beaten into second place with an 11.58 clocking, while Julien Alfred of St Catherine High finished third in 11.64.

Davis had earlier clocked 11.35 seconds in the opening heat of the semi-finals to better the previous record of 11.40 set by St Jago's Kimone Shaw in 2016.

There were two other meet records in the 100-metre finals.

KC's Nkrumie Bouwahjgie accounted for the Boys' Class 3 100-metre record; while Sachin Dennis of St Elizabeth Technical High School smashed the Boys' Class 2 100-metre mark.

Bouwahjgie crossed the line in 10.79 seconds to better the previous record of 10.85 set by his teammate Jhevaughn Matherson in 2013.

It was a one-two finish for KC as Adrian Kerr crossed the line in 10.81 to beat third-place David Lynch (11.08) of Calabar High.

Dennis, as expected, claimed the Boys' Class 2 title, winning in 10.20 seconds to beat the previous record of 10.29 set by St Jago's Raheem Chambers in 2014.

Dennis' winning time was also a new personal best and a new national youth record.

Stennett also achieved a new personal best.

And Calabar High's Tyreke Wilson scored a famous victory in the Boys' Class 1 100-metre final, turning back a strong challenge from Jamaica College's Ryiem Robertson.

Wilson claimed the victory in 10.21 seconds, while Robertson crossed the line in 10.28.   Xavier Naire of Wolmer's Boys ended third 10.42.

The expected battle between Wilson and Matherson never materialise as the KC sprinter limped home in 18.78 after clutching to left leg some 60 metres out with vying for the lead.

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