KC's McLeod in record-breaking hurdles raidSunday, February 03, 2013
BY HOWARD WALKER Observer senior reporter email@example.com
KINGSTON College's Omar McLeod stole the show at the Youngster Goldsmith Track and Field Meet, smashing the 400m hurdles record in 51.12 seconds and returned later with an impressive 13.85 seconds to win the Class One 110 hurdles at GC Foster College yesterday.
McLeod's teammate Divontte Dennis finished second in 52.20, ahead of Calabar's Jevaughn Francis in third with 52.86. It was also sweet revenge for McLeod who lost his season opener to Francis after hitting the hurdle and blew a large lead.
He later returned in spanking form for the 110 hurdles and blew away the opposition, stopping the clock at 13.85 seconds in a negative head wind of -1.8. Archrival Yannick Hart of Wolmer's Boys was second with 14.52 seconds and Levaughn Battick of KC third in 14.83 seconds.
In Class Two, Calabar's Michael O'harra continued his good early form by easily capturing the 110 hurdles in 14.04 well clear of Jaheel Hyde of Wolmer's in 14.32 and Selvin Seanie of Calabar in 14.58 seconds.
Renaldo Banton of St Elizabeth Technical won the Class Three 110 in 14.16 seconds ahead of the Calabar pair of Javon Shaw and Alex Robinson in 14.18 and 14.19 seconds, respectively.
No one school dominated the four girls hurdles finals, but Camperdown's Petagay Williams turned in an eye-catching performance, winning the Class Two in 13.85 seconds ahead of Kerry-Ann Gocoul of Wolmer's Girls some distance back with 14.82.
KC had other victories as Clive Pullen won the Triple Jump Open with 15.36m and his teammates Amonike Crossdale and Trevaughn Brown were first and second in the Under-17 Triple Jump with 14.08m and 13.75m, respectively.
KC got the quinela once again in the Under-17 Boys 400m hurdles as Dejan Battick won in 57.5 seconds ahead of Shemar Stona in 59.5 seconds.
Holmwood Technical's standout Gleneve Grange won the Discus Open with 46.80m ahead of Debiesha Scarlett of GC Foster College with 41.19m. Samantha Johnson of Immaculate High captured the Class One Discus with a throw of 42.52m.
Meanwhile, World Junior 200m champion Delano Williams of Munro College cruised to 10.97 seconds in winning his 100m heat, but was overshadowed by Antonio Henry of KC in the Time Final, who won his heat in 10.93 seconds.
In fact, Williams' time was outside the top three as Nicardo Cameron of Wolmer's Boy was second overall with 10.93 ahead of KC's Mario Williams, who won his heat in 10.94 seconds. But Delano Williams was clearly the most impressive as he barely worked up a sweat.