Kerrica Hill shines for Hydel but Edwin Allen's girls victorious at Central Champs

By March 16, 2022

Hydel High School’s Kerrica Hill set a new sprint-hurdles record on her way to two individual gold medals on Day 2 of the Central Championships at the G.C. Foster College on Wednesday as their rivals Edwin Allen comfortably won the girls’ title.

Hill ran 13.21 to win gold in the Class II 100m hurdles and eclipse Oneka Wilson’s 13.39 set in 2020. Hill’s Hydel teammate Shania Myers copped the silver medal running 13.69 to edge St. Catherine High’s Asharria Ulett, who clocked 13.70 for third.

Hill’s second gold medal was won the Class II 200m in which she ran 23.57 into a headwind of -1.7m/s, which perhaps denied her the chance to challenge Kevona Davis’s record of 23.24 set in 2019. Like in the hurdles, it was another Hydel athlete who finished in the runner-up spot, Alliah Baker clocking 24.33.

Quana Walker of St. Jago High won the bronze medal running 24.92.

Oneka Wilson won the Class I hurdles in 14.00 over Janela Spencer of Manchester High, who ran 14.18. St Jago’s Kay-Lagay Clarke was third 14.38.

Edwin Allen, however, continued to score valuable points on their way to the title. The school from Frankfield in Clarendon enjoyed a 1-2 finish in the Class I Girls 200m as Brandy Hall running into a headwind of -1.2m/s sped to victory in 24.07 ahead of teammate Bethany Bridge, who was not far behind in 24.14.

Hydel did get a podium finish as Daena Dyer was third in 24.18.

The Class III race went to Shemonique Hazle of Hydel who ran 24.63. Holmwood Technical’s Abrina Wright (24.72) was a close second while Michaelann Lindo of St Catherine High finished third in 25.03.

The girls battled against a stiff headwind of -3.1 m/s.

Sashana Johnson of Hydel won the Class IV title in 25.69 over St Jago’s Adora Campbell (25.84) and St Catherine High’s Ackeelah White (26.06).

At the conclusion of the two days of competition, Edwin Allen scored 375.20 points. Hydel scored 305.6 while St Jago accumulated 274.60 points. Holmwood Technical 220 and St Catherine High 197.50 rounded out the top five schools.

 

  

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