Holmwood Technical’s Cedricka Williams broke the primary document of the Inter-secondary Colleges Sports activities Affiliation (ISSA)/GraceKennedy Boys’ and Women’ Athletics Championships yesterday after she received the Class Two discus throw with 47.04m eclipsing the outdated mark of 46.69m set in 2018 by former Vere Technical athlete Marie Forbes.
The 17-year-old, who additionally holds the Class Three document 42.47m set in 2019, struggled to seek out phrases to explain her achievement. “After lacking Champs final yr and to come back right here and do that, it means loads, this one may be very particular for me and sure, I’m emotional,” she informed the Jamaica Observer.
Williams, who has already attained the qualifying mark for the World Athletics Below-20 Championships together with her private finest 51.27m set at Excelsior in early March, is ranked quantity two on the planet within the Below-18 age group and quantity 16 within the Below-20. “I’ve combined feelings, I’m excited but in addition I do know that I might have thrown additional, fouled a giant throw within the first spherical and in addition had a throw of 46.23m. I anticipated to interrupt the document however undecided what occurred.”
Damali Williams of Edwin Allen was second with 43.72m and Britannie Johnson of Camperdown third with 42.32m.
Defending champions Edwin Allen Excessive, in the meantime, have taken over the lead after 14 finals and are on 108 factors, after trailing in third place at the beginning of the day. St Jago Excessive are in second place on 96 factors, Hydel Excessive are on 82, Wolmer’s Women’ are subsequent on 42 and Holmwood Technical in fifth on 30.5 factors.
One other eight finals are on supply for the women on at the moment’s third day of the five-day championships which begins at 9:00 am.
Yesterday, Leonie Samuels of Rusea’s Excessive created a light upset as she received the Class One shot put with a private finest 13.21m within the morning session.
The Western Champs gold medallist was ranked third coming into the championships however produced her finest on the proper time.
St Jago Excessive’s Kayla Davis-Edwards, who was the favorite, was second with 12.67m, nicely underneath her private finest 13.67m set simply three weeks in the past at a meet at G C Foster Faculty, whereas Edwin Allen Excessive’s Monifa Edwards was third with 12.61m.
Samuels, who was fourth in Class Two in Champs 2019, had a private better of 12.84m set whereas profitable at Western Champs two weeks in the past.
Rasheda Samuels of Edwin Allen Excessive received the Class Two excessive soar with a mark of 1.73m forward of pre-championship favourites Malaika Cunningham of Wolmer’s Women’ (1.70m) and Annishka McDonald of Vere Technical (1.65m).
Samuels got here into the competitors with a season’s finest 1.70m whereas McDonald led the rankings with 1.80m, whereas Cunningham had jumped 1.75m.
Wolmer’s Women received their second occasion of the championships, additionally in Class 4 when Natrilia Campbell received the lengthy soar with a wind-aided 5.42m (4.1m/s) after taking fourth place within the 70m hurdles the earlier afternoon.
Campbell simply completed forward of St Catherine Excessive’s Rihanna Chambers, who completed with a wind-aided 5.40m (3.1m/s) and Edwin Allen’s Toniann Allen was third with 5.22m (0.1m/s).
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