CC’s Barrett, Rhoomes cop medals at Wesley Powell Invitational
CORNWALL College's Warren Barrett and Kobe Rhoomes were medallists at last Saturday's 7th annual Wesley Powell Invitational over distance track and field meet at Excelsior High School in Kingston.
Barrett, the CARIFTA Games Under-17 gold medallist, opened his 2014 season with a big 16.55m effort to win the Boys' Class 2 shot, smashing the one- year- old record of 14.3m by over two metres, while Rhoomes took third in the Class 2 high jump.
Barrett, who is starting his second full season in the event, trailed Wolmers' Boys' Kyle Mitchell after the first round, but took charge on his fifth throw before unleashing his winning throw in the final round.
Both Barrett and Mitchell, who finished with 15.39m, beat the old record of 14.3m set by Jamaica College's Karl Leon Grant, while St George's College's Daniel Walker was third with 14.12m.
Rhoomes cleared 1.60m to finish behind the St George's College pair of Romario Gordon and Ozazi Gordon, who both cleared 1.70m.
There were other good performances from the Cornwall College team which was the only western school among the 42 schools and teams that took part in the meet.
Akeem Gordon just missed a medal in the Class 3 150m, placing fourth in 19.18 seconds, while Brondon Phillips finished further down the order.
Gordon also won his 300m heat, while David Downie was fifth overall in Class 2 1000m. Andre Bennett was eighth overall in the Class 1 race.
Mathew Brown was second in his Class 2 150m heat, but was 15th overall, with Shumartie Savage and Joel Brown finishing down the list.
Errol Campbell was sixth in the Class 1 shot put with a best throw of 13.88m.