Thursday, April 25, 2024

Leacock races to record in hurdles


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RIVALDO LEACOCK obliterated the Powerade Barbados Secondary Schools’ Athletics Championships record in the Under-17 boys’ 400m hurdles today at the National Stadium.
With a time of 51.38 seconds, Leacock was in awesome form, shattering Tramaine Maloney’s record of 53.29 seconds which was set four years ago. A distant second was Frederick Smith’s Rico Hurley with 56.55 and Rashad Phillips of St Leonard’s third with 56.65.
His Lester Vaughan teammates Michael Nicholls and Stephen Griffith also put on an impressive display in the Under-20 boys’ 400mh. Matching strides over the last 200 metres, they cleared the barriers in tandem and it seemed to be heading for a dead heat.
But Nicholls found a bit more as the finish line approached, reaching first in 52.33 seconds and Griffith second in 52.37. Pentathlon champion Akeim David of The St Michael School was third in 53.65.
Jaria Hoyte of The St Michael School is back!
After battle with illness and seeing girls who previously couldn’t come close go past in that time, Hoyte has shown a revival at these championships. She won the 400m yesterday and came back today to take the Under-17 girls’ 300m hurdles in 44.33 seconds. Allana Ince of Queen’s College was second in 47.10 and Tanya Edey of Foundation School third with 48.63.
Coleridge and Parry’s Sada Williams won the Under-20 girls’ 400m hurdles with a time of 64.88 seconds. She was almost nipped on the line by Aisha Bowen of Harrison College (64.93) who made a very strong late run. Akila Forde of Harrison College was third with 67.02.
The Lodge School won the two Under-15 hurdles’ events. Akayla Morris took the Under-15 girls’ race in 28.92 and Tremaine Smith in 39.16.
Rhea Hoyte (29.27) of The St Michael School and Rosette Hoyte (30.03) of Springer Memorial were second and third, respectively. Hasani Lowe of The Lester Vaughan School was second among the boys in 39.66 and Combermere’s Nathan Fergusson third in 40.65.
In the field, Ricandrea Beckles of Frederick Smith Secondary won the Under-17 girls’ discus with 31.57 metres and St Leonard’s Antoine Lawrence won the Under-20 boys’ triple jump with 14.15m. (SAT)
Selected results:
Under-15 Girls’ 200mh: 1. Akayla Morris (Lodge) 28.92 seconds, 2. Rhea Hoyte (St Michael) 29.27, 3. Rosette Hoyte (Springer) 30.03
Under-15 Boys’ 300mh: 1. Tremaine Smith (Lodge) 39.16, 2. Hasani Lowe (Lester Vaughan) 39.66, 3. Nathan Fergusson (Combermere) 40.65
Under-17 Girls’ 300mh: 1. Jaria Hoyte (St Michael) 44.33 seconds, 2. Allana Ince (Queen’s College) 47.10, 3. Tanya Edey (Foundation) 48.63
Under-20 Girls’ 400mh:  1. Sada Williams (Coleridge and Parry) 64.88, 2. Aisha Bowen (Harrison College) 64.93, 3. Akila Forde (Harrison College) 67.02
Under-17 Boys’ 400mh (Record): Rivaldo Leacock (Lester Vaughan) 51.38, 2. Rico Hurley (Frederick Smith) 56.55, 3. Rashad Phillips (St Leonard’s) 56.65
Under-20 Girls’ 400mh: 1. Michael Nicholls (Lester Vaughan) 52.33, 2. Stephen Griffith (Lester Vaughan) 52.37, 3. Akeim David (St Michael) 53.65
Under-17 Girls’ Discus: 1. Ricandrea Beckles (Frederick Smith) 31.57 metres, 2. Hanisha Hoyte (Springer) 28.68, 3. Joy Squires (Lester Vaughan) 27.01m
Under-20 Boys’ Triple Jump: 1. Antoine Lawrence (St Leonard’s) 14.15m, 2. Lauren Mars (Lodge) 14.07m, 3. Ackeem Rowe (Queen’s College) 13.83m


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