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.

 

 

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