Former Rusea’s Excessive sprinter Jevaughn Whyte and Inter-secondary Faculties Sports activities Affiliation (ISSA)/GraceKennedy Boys’ and Ladies’ Athletic Championships ladies’ Class 3 dash double champion Levanya Williams each lowered their private greatest occasions within the 100m and 200m ultimately weekend’s third and final Jamaica Olympic Affiliation (JOA)/Jamaica Athletics Administrative Affiliation (JAAA) Olympic Future Sequence on the Nationwide Stadium.
The athletes had been amongst a number of dozens, each local- and overseas-based, who’re of their closing preparation for the JAAA nationwide senior and junior trials that may begin in two weeks on the Nationwide Stadium.
The athletes can be hoping to make a number of nationwide groups later this yr, together with the Olympic Video games in Tokyo, Japan; the World Below-20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya, and the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Affiliation (NACAC) Below-23 and Below-18 championships set for San Jose, Costa Rica.
Whyte, who now attends GC Foster Sports activities Faculty and was a finalist within the Class 1 boys’ 100m and 200m occasions on the County of Cornwall Athletics Affiliation (COCAA) Western Champs final yr, ran 10.42 seconds (1.7m/s) within the 100m, beating the ten.67 seconds that he ran on the St Elizabeth Technical Excessive College (STETHS) Invitational final yr.
Two-time World Below-20 champion and former Herbert Morrison runner Dexter Lee, who’s making a comeback this yr, ran a season’s greatest 10.46 seconds (1.7m/s); former Merlene Ottey Excessive runner Ackeem Blake, who remains to be a junior, clocked 10.50 seconds (-0.6m/s), whereas Raheim Scott of Rusea’s Excessive ran a wind-aided 10.56 seconds (2.1m/s).
Within the 200m, Whyte, who was fifth total, clocked 21.13 seconds (-0.5m/s), beneath the 21.64 seconds he had run in Kingston in April 2019.
Williams, who was one of many huge surprises on the ISSA Championships when she copped the double, lowered her 100m time to 11.81 seconds (1.1m/s) from the 12.18 seconds she had run right into a stiff destructive wind of -2.4 metres per second to win the ultimate on the ISSA Champs.
Former Cambridge Excessive and Herbert Morrison sprinter Remona Burchell of Sprintec was fifth total with 11.45 seconds (1.3m/s), within the race that was received by Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in a brand new nationwide file 10.63 seconds.
Leyonie Smith of Spot Valley ran a season’s greatest 12.14 seconds (1.1m/s), whereas 400m/800m specialist Oneika Brissett of Rusea’s Excessive ran a private greatest 12.31 seconds (1.1m/s).
Within the 200m, the 15-year-old Williams clocked 24.21 seconds (0.6m/s), beneath the 24.50 seconds (-1.3m/s) that she ran within the finals at ISSA Champs final month, whereas her teammate Salieci Myles ran a season’s greatest 24.90 seconds.
Myles additionally ran the 100m hurdles in 13.87 seconds (0.6m/s), the identical time she ran for fourth within the Class 1 100m hurdles on the ISSA Champs.
Jordani Woodley of Rusea’s Excessive, the COCAA Western Champs gold medallist, was second total within the males’s 110m hurdles, clocking 14.03 seconds (-3.7m/s) in his first time over the senior top.
Aalliyah Francis, the ladies’ Class 1 Western Champs and ISSA Champs 200m/400m champion, ran 54.15 seconds in her first race for the reason that ISSA Champs, whereas her Rusea’s Excessive teammate, Brissett, ran 55.63 seconds.
Western Champs Class 1 boys’ 400m winner Devante Haywood was tenth total within the males’s 400m in 48.94 seconds.
Within the area occasions, Shamella Donaldson and Courtney Lawrence, former Western Champs and ISSA Champs gold medallists, completed second of their respective occasions.
Donaldson, of The College of the West Indies, Mona (UWI-Mona), who received the Class 1 ladies’ discus throw whereas attending Rusea’s Excessive, threw a private greatest 53.53m within the ladies’s discus throw.
Lawrence, who received the junior school males’s indoor and out of doors shot put championships whereas at Barton Group Faculty, threw 18.21m within the occasion on Saturday.