‘Big men’ upset in fast Digicel Grand Prix 100m final

By March 17, 2019
Dashinelle Dyer Dashinelle Dyer

Neither Calabar’s Michael Stephens nor Jamaica College’s (JC) Michali Everett could claim the spoils of a fierce rivalry that developed during the Digicel Grand Prix series over 100 metres after the final at the GC Foster Classic ended on Saturday. 

Stephens, who had been beaten by Everett in the final of the Corporate Area Development Meet last week, had taunted his JC rival after getting the better of him in a 4x100 relay, saying ‘Big man a big man, bwoy a bwoy,’ setting up a mouthwatering clash between the two in Saturday’s final.

However, Stephens, though faster this week, had to settle for second as Dashinelle Dyer of St Elizabeth Technical, ran 10.40 seconds to leave his fellow sprinter short with 10.45.

Everett feared even worse, as he failed to get onto the podium, finishing in fourth with 10.50 behind Garvey Maceo’s Kishane Thompson, who stopped the clock in 10.47 seconds.

The race was very fast, as fifth-placed Delann Henry, also of JC, with his 10.55 was still much quicker than the 10.66 Everett clocked to win the Corporate Area Development meet.

St Jago’s Emmanuel Agenor, 10.79, Morant Bay High’s Jaheim Henmry, 10.88, and St Mary High’s Giovanni Purser, 10.97, rounded out the field.

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