Clayton twins, Kevona Davis impress as Edwin Allen's girls win Central Champs

By February 19, 2020

Rising sprint star Kevona Davis and the ever-impressive Clayton twins – Tia and Tina – were among the star performers as Edwin Allen defended their girls’ title at the annual Central Championships held at the GC Foster College in St. Catherine.

The girls all produced record runs as Edwin Allen scored 375.50 points to hold off a stern challenge from Hydel High (336.5) and St. Jago (325).

Holmwood Technical (273) and Vere Technical (124) rounded out the top-five girls' schools at the championships.

Davis was among several athletes who set meet records when she stormed to a convincing victory in the Girls’ 16-18 200m in 23.30 seconds.

She finished almost a second ahead of Holmwood Technical’s Kishawna Wallace who claimed the silver medal in 24.24s while Kayla Bonnick St Jago High was third in 24.36s.

In the Girls 15-16, Tina Clayton also secured an impressive win in 23.57s, well ahead of Shenese Walker of Hydel who crossed the line in 24.04 and Dejeana Oakley of Clarendon who was third but credited with the same time as Walker.

Quaycian Davis of St Jago also established a new championship record in the 400m when she won in 53.59s. Alliah Baker of Hydel took the silver medal in 53.65 while Anne-Lie Waite of Spaldings High won the bronze medal in 55.41.

A new championship record was also set in the Girls 15-16 400m when Oneika McAnnuff of Hydel High raced across the line in 53.40s. Holmwood Technical’s Rickiann Russell was second on 54.18 and Edwin Allen’s Kacian Powell was third in 55-flat.

Kavia Francis of Holmwood Technical was not able to establish a new record in the Girls 16-18 event but still won in impressive fashion taking the event in 53.38s. She was more than 0.5 clear of silver-medalist Garriel White of Hydel High who was timed in 54.04s with Daniella Deer of Holmwood winning the bronze in 54.08.

One of the most impressive performances of the day came from Tia Clayton, the other half of the Clayton twins, who was astonishingly quick in the Girls 15-16 100m, which she won in 11.29s.

The depth of the sprinting talent was on full display as Brandy Hall won the silver was also fast in claiming the silver medal in 11.38s. Shashieka Steele of Holmwood Technical was third in 11.50.

All three girls were quicker than those in the 16-18 100m that was won by St. Jago’s Kayla Bonnick in 11.60. Shakeira Bowra of St Catherine was the silver medallist in 11.62 while Vere Technical’s Atena Rayson was third in a pedestrian 11.79.

Edwin Allen’s 15-16 Girls unleashed a stunning display of speed in the 4x100m relay scorching the track on their way to a 43.80s clocking that shattered the record of 45.02 set by St. Jago High in 2019.

Hydel was a distant second in 45.25 with Holmwood securing their spot on the podium with a third-place finish in 45.42.

Meanwhile, St. Jago took the 16-18 Girls title in 45.50s over St. Jago 46.41 and Edwin Allen 46.51.

Hydel won the Girls 13-14 relay in 45.34. Hydel was second in 46.88 and Holmwood Technical third in 47.14.

Holmwood would get the chance to cover themselves with some glory when they won the 4x400m relay in 3:39.45. Edwin Allen  (3:41.11)  had to settle for the silver medal. St. Jago (3:44.23) was third.


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