Calabar's Oblique Seville impresses with 10.32 run, Scott breaks Class 3 record

By March 28, 2019

Oblique Seville and Michael Stephens ran impressive times to qualify for the semi-finals of the Class I 100ms on Thursday’s third day at the ISSA Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston.

Jamaica College's Christopher Scott also created a buzz with a new record of 10.69s in the Class 3 Boys 100m  breaking Nkrumie Bouwahgjie's record of 10.79s set in 2018.

 However, it was Seville and Stephens of seven-time defending champions Calabar High who demonstrated the kind of raw speed that people pay good money to see.

Running in the eighth of nine heats, Seville exploded from the blocks and without much obvious effort accelerated from the field to win in 10.32s. The ease with which he won and the eventual flash time of 10.35s drew collective gasps. The time was rounded down to 10.32 drawing applause from the appreciative crowd.

It was only in the previous heat that his teammate Stephens blew the field away albeit with a bit more effort to win in 10.44s.

Meanwhile, Rayiem Robertson of Jamaica College won his heat in 10.52 ahead of Maurice Thompson of Papine High who clocked 10.59.

Dashinelle Dyer of St. Elizabeth Technical also advanced to the semis by winning his heat in 10.55. Also through was Kevon Stone of Petersfield who stopped the clock at 10.71.

Michali Everett of Jamaica College was impressive winning his heat with minimum fuss in 10.57 ahead of Tyreek Bucknor of Munro College (10.70).

The ever-present Xavier Nairne of Wolmers showed some newfound speed when he won his heat in 10.62s ahead of Romario Williams of Lacovia High.

St Elizabeth Technical’s Conroy Jones (10.52) and Cornwall College’s Ackeem Gordon (10.70), also advanced.

Tawaine Garriques (10.80) and Javari Thomas (10.70) both from St. Jago, Brandon Currie of Herbert Morrison (10.76) and Shemar Fletcher of Edwin Allen (10.77) are also through to the semi-finals.

Calabar was hit with another round of misfortune in the Class 2 preliminaries when Taraj Smith false started and was disqualified. However, his teammate Dishaun Lamb was an easy winner of his heat to advance in 10.80s.

Also through is Kingston College’s Nkrumie Bouwahgjie (10.77) and Ricquan Graham (10.82).

Fastest through the semi-finals was St. Jago’s Vashaun Vascianna who cruised to an easy win of his heat in 10.67.



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