After Edwin Allen Excessive College’s Tia Clayton false-started within the Class Two ladies’ 100m ultimate on the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Women’ Athletics Championships (Champs) on Thursday, her twin sister Tina who gained the title mentioned that she was assured that Tia would make amends within the Class Two 4x100m relay ultimate yesterday.
She had each cause to be.
Tia anchored the Edwin Allen staff not solely to victory, however to setting a Champs document of 44.81 seconds.
“I knew that since she didn’t get to complete the 100m, she would come out right here and do very nicely,” Tina instructed The Sunday Gleaner. “So I’m glad that that she got here right here and carried out nicely.”
Edwin Allen had protected exchanges all through and when the baton was given to Tia for the ultimate leg, she ran with goal on their technique to the document, a document that stays within the Edwin Allen camp. Till yesterday, the earlier document was 44.88s, set in 2015.
The much-anticipated 100m battle of the sisters didn’t materialise due to Tia’s disqualification. Regardless of Tina profitable the title in 11.38s, she was nonetheless not glad as a result of it was not the sibling podium end that they envisioned, particularly because it was on the event of her mom’s birthday. Tia and Tina completed one-two respectively within the Class Three 200m ultimate in 2019, however Tia was not entered for the Class Two 200m which was gained by Tina in 23.45s yesterday.
Decided to have
With how the occasions of Thursday advanced, Tina mentioned that her dash double victory was one she was decided to must make her sister proud in her absence.
“I used to be a bit disillusioned within the 100m as a result of I actually anticipated my sister to win and for me to come back second as a result of I do know that was her favorite occasion. However I simply got here out right here and did it for her,” Tina mentioned.
The victory additionally gave Edwin Allen much-needed factors as they clinched a seventh consecutive title yesterday, a title that Tina mentioned meant rather a lot to her and the staff contemplating the late begin to their preparation and a tough season due to COVID-19 issues.