Vere girls stand out at Douglas Forrest meet
There were some outstanding results at the Douglas Forrest Development Meet at the National Stadium on Saturday, with Vere Technical and Hydel High’s girls chipping in with good performances, while the boys’ side was dominated by St Jago High in middle-and long-distance events.With top girls’ schools Edwin Allen High, St Jago and Holmwood Technical absent, the John Mair-coached Vere produced three double winners in Brittany Anderson, Britney Dixon and Avery Pryce.Class Three athlete Anderson maintained her excellent form this season. Following her quick 11.88 seconds to win the 100 metres a week earlier at the JC Purewater meet, Anderson produced the fastest 200 metres and the longest jump. After a second-place finish in the high jump with 1.68 metres, Anderson captured the long jump with 6.02 metres, before topping the 200 metres field with 24.70 secondsKiara Grant of Convent of Mercy Academy (Alpha) was second overall in the 200m in 24.96 seconds.DIXON IN FINE FORMDixon was victorious in the Class Two 800 and 1,500 metres. In the 800 metres, she stopped the clock at 2:18.37 to get the better of Sherona Stewart (2:22.96) of Hydel. In the 1,500 metres, her winning time of 4:52.02 saw her getting the better of the Hydel duo of Monifa Green (4:57.89) and Aaliyah Stewart (5:07.33).Vere’s Aleitha Fearon won the Class One 800m in 2:20.94, with teammate Aleisha Skyers taking Class Two in 2:25.14.Pryce captured the Class Two shot put with a heave of 12.34 metres, before returning to capture the discus with 37.14m.Hydel High’s Davia Brown claimed the discus with 44.79m and the shot put with 12.72m.St Jago’s boys Keenon Lawrence, Lerone Clarke, Sean Bailey and Thaleentino Green were outstanding.Lawrence took the Class Two 800-1,500 metres double. In the 800m, he sprinted away in the latter stage to win in 1:59.22, getting the better of teammate Anthony Cox, 2:00.90.Christopher Taylor of Calabar High won his heat easily in 2:01.90 to finish third overall.In the Open boys’ 5,000m, Green won in 16:04.98, and his teammate, Kyle Morgan, finished second in 16:24.84.Clarke topped the Class One 1,500m in 4:06.62 ahead of Mico University College’s Alex Hutton (4:97.35), with Green third overall in 4:07.75.Bailey took the Class One 800m in 1:59.22, as former teammate Martin Manley, competing for Cameron Blazers Track Club, was second in 1:56.97. Shemar Hylton of Excelsior High was third in 1:59.75.Calabar High also showed their strength in Class Two, as Dejour Russell won in 22.46 seconds ahead of teammate Tyreke Wilson and St Jago High’s Cox, who both clocked 22.61 seconds for second and third, respectively.In the Class One 200m, Calabar High’s Xavier Angus was first in 21.86 seconds, just ahead of Vere Technical’s Tascio Bell, 21.94 seconds, and Michael Campbell of Jamaica College, 21.98 seconds.