#Champs2023: Reid, Russell to clash in 200m final
Hydel's Alana Reid (left) and Holmwood Technical's Rickiann Russell

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Alana Reid, the newly minted National Junior record holder in the women’s 100m and ISSA/GraceKennedy Champs 100m champions, will meet 400m champion Rickiann Russell of Holmwood Technical in what should be an epic Girls' Class 1 200m final on Saturday’s final day of competition at the National Stadium following Friday’s semi-finals.

Reid, who ran 10.92 seconds to win the 100m on Wednesday, led the qualifiers with 23.87 seconds to win her semi-final race, while Russell ran 24.22 seconds for second place in the other semi-final.

Edwin Allen High’s Kacian Powell-24.08 seconds, Wolmer's Girls’ Mickayla Gardner- 23.92 seconds and St Catherine High’s Kamaria Knight-24.64 seconds, are also through.

Holy Trinity’s Abigail Wolfe the Class 2 100m champion will be on the hunt for the sprint double, but will face the likes of Lacovia High’s Sabrina Dockery who ran 24.05 seconds, the fastest in the semis, Habiba Harris of St Elizabeth Technical- 24.44 seconds and Hydel High’s Shemonique Hazle- 24.58 seconds.

Edwin Allen’s Theianna-Lee Terrelonge will also be gunning for the sprint double in Class 1 as she led the 200m qualification with 24.61 seconds (-1.9m/s) ahead of Wolmer’s Girls' Natrece East- 24.93 seconds (-1.6m/s) followed by the Hydel High pair of Nastassia Fletcher – 25.16 seconds (-3.3m/s) and Onetta Mitchell-25.02 seconds (-1.6m/s).

– Paul A Reid

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