Wayne Pinnock shines as KC dominate Central Hurdles and Relays
Kingston College's star athlete Wayne Pinnock.
Kingston College's (KC) Wayne Pinnock and Ralford Mullings produced outstanding performances at the 2020 Central Hurdles and Relays meet at the G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport on Saturday.
Pinnock, competing for the first time this season, produced a meet record 13.76 seconds to win the Boys' Class 1 110m hurdles, shattering the old mark of 13.89 set in 2016 by Chadrick Brown.
Pinnock was the only one to break 14 seconds as Rhyme Christian of Clarendon College finished second in 14.13. Pinnock's teammate Tajay Francis (14.22) and Clinton Simmonds (14.30) finished third and fourth.
Pinnock is the record holder of the obstacle event at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ and Girls' Athletics Championships with 13.06 he clocked last year when helping KC to score a runaway victory over Calabar at the championship.
KC won all the sprint hurdles events.
Ra'John Gray won the Boys' Class 3 100m hurdles in 13.73 (-1.3 mps) seconds as KC took the top five spots. Jaden Campbell and Nicardo Johnson, both clocked 14.01 seconds, to finish in a dead-heat for second place. Tahj Marques White (14.39) and Jordan Mowatt (14.64) finished fourth and fifth.
Amontoe Wray took the Boys' Class 2 100m hurdles in 14.63 seconds to lead home a one-two finish for KC. Yourie Lawrence clocked 14.80 seconds for second place, while Khalel Dillon (15.20) of Wolmer’s Boys came home third,
Mullings was responsible for two records on the day. He won the Boys' Class 1 discus and shot put.
In the Boys' Class 1 discus, Mullings easily beat the field to win with a meet record throw of 56.56m, surpassing the previous mark of 48.44m set by Romario Jackson in 2019.
It was a one-two finish for KC as Javon Osbourne secured second place with a throw of 50.50m, which also bettered the previous meet record. Clarendon College's Brandon Lloyd (49.73m) and Edwin Allen's Christopher Young (49.45m) also beat the previous meet record on their way to third and fourth places.
In the Boys' Class 1 shot put, Mullings also secured an easy victory with a 17.50m effort to shatter Rhanique Henry's 12.52m set last season. Young, who earlier finished fourth to Mullings in the discus, came second in the shot put with a throw of 17.12m, which also bettered the previous meet record.
KC also dominated the 400m hurdles.
In the Boys' Class 1 400m hurdles, the North Street-based school took the top five spots. Shantamoi Brown won the event in 53.06 seconds ahead of Ryan Campbell (53.16) and Jaden Brown (53.48), who were second and third. Rasheed Samuels (53.86) and Jordon Forrest (55.11) finished fourth and fifth to close out the dominance of KC.
KC's Antonio Forbes (55.67 seconds) easily beat Edwin Allen’s Bryan Levell (55.74) to take the Boys' Class 2 400m hurdles. KC’s Lennox Barrett was third in 56.91 seconds.
Edwin Allen's girls, the six-time defending champions at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ and Girls' Athletics Championships, also had a good day.
The Michael Dyke-coached team opened the programme by winning the 4x800m relay open in 9:10.70 over Alphansus Davis High School (formerly Spalding High), which clocked 9:26.67.
Lashanna Graham then won the 400m hurdles open in 59.13 to give Edwin Allen High two straight victories. Holmwood Technical's Danielle Brissett (1:01.62) and Edwin Allen’s Lotavia Brown (1:01.90) finished second and third.
Edwin Allen's Salieci Myles topped the field in the Girls' Class 2 100m hurdles in 13.97 seconds (-1.5 mps). Manchester High's Janela Spencer (14.29) and St Jago's Sashell Reid (14.30) finished second and third.
Edwards, Amoy Edwards handed Edwin Allen a second victory in the obstacle event winning the Class 1 100m hurdles in 15.23 ahead of Holmwood's Calleisha Chance (15.61) and Glengoffe's Tony-ann Morris (15.65).
Holmwood's Kiara Meikle won the Girls' Class 3 80m hurdles in 11.71 to beat Edwin Allen athletes Keneik Brown (11.86), Santae Wilson and Tonie-Ann Forbes, who both clocked 11.94.
St Jago High dominated the Girls' Class 4 70m hurdles by taking the top three spots. Briana Campbell took the victory in 10.90, well ahead of her teammates Bryana Davidson (11.35) and Camoy Binger (11.38).
Edwin Allen’s Damali Williams threw a meet record 42.30m to win the Girls' Class 2 discus. The previous meet record was 40.55m set in 2019 by Kadine Brown. St Jago’s Tafada Wright also improved on the previous meet record with an effort of 40.74m for second place, while Edwin Allen's Rochelle Solmon (39.86m) finished third.
Edwin Allen's Serena Cole and Ackelia Smith also secured victories in the field.
Cole took the Class 2 long jump with an effort of 5.73m to beat St Jago's Dayshanae Hall (5.60m). Edwin Allen's Paula Ann Chambers (5.56m) finished third.
Smith won the Class 1 long jump with an effort of 5.96 metres. Edwin Allen occupied the first three spots as Amoy Edwards (5.59m) and Denae McFarlane (5.45m) finished second and third.
In the relays, Holmwood Technical won three of four 4x100m events - Class 1 in 45.81 ahead of Edwin Allen (46.34); Class 2 in 45.59 over Edwin Allen (46.01) and Class 3 in 47.80, again beating Edwin Allen (47.89).
Excelsior High swept the Boys’ 4x100m events, taking Class 1 in 41.36; Class 2 in 43.16 and Class 3 in 46.42.