Seville, Vascianna and Scott electrify in 100m as KC takes commanding lead

By March 29, 2019
Seville (right) blazed to an electrifying 10.13 but his teammate Michael Stephens could only manage fifth. Seville (right) blazed to an electrifying 10.13 but his teammate Michael Stephens could only manage fifth.

Oblique Seville of Calabar High School capped a night of impressive sprinting in the 100m finals at the ISSA GraceKennedy/Boys and Girls Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston on Friday night.

Seville, a transfer from Holmwood Technical, outpaced Jamaica College’s Ryiem Robertson and teammate Michael Stephens to win in a personal best 10.13s. It was also a World U20 leads and was 0.01s outside the Class 1 record set by Zharnel Hughes in 2014.

Robertson was second in 10.19 while St. Elizabeth Technical’s Conroy Jones finishing third in 10.32.

Stephens, one of the pre-race favourites faded to fifth in 10.35s.

The Class 2 event was equally exciting if not as fast, but it would matter little to St. Jago’s Vashaun Vascianna who held off and then pulled away from the Kingston College pair of Bouwahjgie Nkrumie and Terrique Stennett to win gold in impressive fashion.

He flashed across the line in 10.38s well clear of Nkrumie (10.54) and Stennett, who seemed to give up at the end but held on for third in 10.57.

Not to be outdone, the impressive Christopher Scott lived up to his billing as the fastest Class 3 athlete in the country when he destroyed the field to once again dip below the previous record of 10.79 set in 2018 by Nkrumie.

Scott had shattered the record in the semi-final when he won his heat in 10.69 seconds.

Yourie Lawrence of Kingston College copped the silver medal in 11.04 just ahead of his teammate Christopher Seaton who crossed the finish line in 11.12s.

At the end of the day, Kingston College seemed well on course to dethrone Calabar, the seven-time defending champions and win their first title in a decade.

Heading into Saturday’s final day, KC leads the standings with 180 points, 40 points clear of Calabar.

Jamaica College seemed set to secure third place with the 111 points they carry into Saturday.

St. Jago are fourth with 39 points while Wolmer’s are fifth with 35 points.

 

 

Leighton Levy

Leighton Levy is a journalist with 28 years’ experience covering crime, entertainment, and sports. He joined the staff at SportsMax.TV as a content editor two years ago and is enjoying the experience of developing sports content and new ideas. At SportsMax.tv he is pursuing his true passion - sports.

Related items

  • Kemoy Campbell 'knew' something was wrong before fateful heart failure Kemoy Campbell 'knew' something was wrong before fateful heart failure

    Jamaican Olympian Kemoy Campbell has revealed that his collapse at the Millrose Games in New York in February happened just two days before a scheduled appointment to investigate what was causing his struggles to breathe and the tightening of his chest toward the end of some of his workouts. 

  • Lee Ahye will be big miss for T&T admits NAAATT president Serrette Lee Ahye will be big miss for T&T admits NAAATT president Serrette

    Trinidad and Tobago National Association of Athletics Administrations (NAAATT) president Ephraim Serrette has admitted the loss of sprinter Michelle Lee-Ayhe will be a big blow for the twin island republic heading into this month’s IAAF World Championships.

    The 27-year-old Lee-Ayhe, the reigning Commonwealth Games 100m champion, has been on suspension since August 30 after recently being sanctioned for ‘whereabouts’ violations.

    “Michelle-Lee is critical for the women’s team. So, it’s up to the rest to make the best of things. There was also the situation with Khalifa St Fort calling off her season early. They have to be prepared for all circumstances,” Serrette told Trinidad and Tobago Express.

    With Lee-Ahye absent, Kelly-Ann Baptiste will be the country's’ only representative in the women’s 100m.  Kamaria Durant and Mauricia Prieto will be on duty in the 200m.  Baptiste, will join Prieto, Reyare Thomas and Semoy Hackett for the sprint relay.

    Keshorn Walcott has also been named on a team of 15 for the World Championships. The 2012 Olympic men’s javelin champion is one of two throwers.  Portious Warren will compete in the women’s shot put and Andwuelle Wright will take part in the men’s long jump.

  • Gardiner hits form ahead of World Championships Gardiner hits form ahead of World Championships

    With financial issues looming large for the Bahamas, there is one man who promises to bring some light to the islands.

    In the wake of the ravages of Hurricane Dorian, the Bahamas athletics programme has taken a massive hit, with the sports minister decimating the country’s budget to take a team to the World Championships.

    As it stands, the team will have to make do with US$25,000 and that may mean Steven Gardiner and Shaunae Miller, the countries 400-metre hopefuls, are the only ones who might be making it to the IAAF World Athletics Championships.

    Miller has been in spanking form this season, going unbeaten over both the 400 and 200 metres throughout, but now Gardiner seems ready to make the country proud with his exploits too.

    At the weekend, the lanky one-lap man, crossed the tape at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial 2019 in Chorzow in a nippy 44.12 seconds.

    Gardiner seems to like running in Chorzow, having set the meet record a year ago at the same meet, running 44.43 seconds.

    This time around, Gardiner’s performance was dominant, winning the event by nearly two seconds, with the next-placed athlete, Yousif Rabah of Great Britain, only managing 46.02 seconds.

    The United States’ Tyrell Richards was third in a disappointing 46.27.

© 2018 SportsMaxTV All Rights Reserved.