#Champs2023: Major clash for 400m girls title at Champs

March 29, 2023
C1 girls 400m preliminaries won by oneika mcanuff Photo by Gladstone Taylor

An intense class one girls 400m final is guaranteed between Holmwood Technical's Rickiann Russell and Hydel's Oneika McAnuff, the two main contenders poised to secure passage to the final at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletic Championships.

McAnuff won her semi-final round clocking 52.27 seconds, the fastest time among the finalists.  Russell won her heat comfortably in 53.78, the third fastest time overall. Edwin Allen's Kacian Powell had the second fastest time clocking 53.63.

Powell's team mate Tonyan Beckford, Hydel's Alliah Baker, St Catherine's Jamara Patterson, St Elizabeth Technical's Shanque Williams and Holmwood's Annalice Brady are the other finalists. 

In class two Hydel's Jody Ann Daley secured her spot in the final clocking 53.66, the fastest time amongst the qualifiers. St Catherine High's Kitania Headley (53.86) and Lacovia High's Sabrina Dockery (54.13) were the other top qualifiers.

Holmwood Technical's Rosalee Gallimore, Edwin Allen's Kellyann Care, Hydel's Aaliyah Mullings, Gallimore's teammate Camio White and Vere Technical's Shevaughn Thomas are the other finalists.

In Class three HYdel's Nastassia Fletcher cruised to the final in 54.60, the fastest time among the finalists. Excelsior's Breana Brown (55.54) and Shanoya Douglas of Muschett High (55.75) were the other top qualifiers.

Rhianna Lewis of Rhodes Hall High, Wolmer's Girls Zonya-Camay Sterling and Kaysian Sewell, Holmwood's Britannaia Bailey and Ferncourt High's Maddison complete the lineup of finalists. 

The finals are scheduled for tomorrow evening

- Daniel Wheeler

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