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Athletes depart for NACAC U-18, U-23 Champs

Published:Thursday | July 8, 2021 | 12:11 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer
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Christopher Taylor at the National Senior Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston on Sunday, June 27.
Christopher Taylor at the National Senior Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston on Sunday, June 27.
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Fifty-seven of the country’s athletes will depart today for the three-day NACAC Under-18 and Under-23 Championships scheduled for San Jose, Costa Rica, starting tomorrow.

Thirty-five of them will compete in the Under-18 section.

Edwin Allen High School’s Tina Clayton will lead the country’s charge in the Under-18 Girls category in the 100m. She will be joined in the event by her schoolmate, Serena Cole, who, like Clayton, was victorious in the short sprints at the National Junior Championships (Trials) in the Under-20 and -18 categories.

St Elizabeth Technical High School’s Alicke Cranston and Camperdown High School’s Roshawn Clarke will lead action among the boys.

Cranston captured the sprint double at Trials, winning the 100m in 10.27 seconds and the 200m in 21.00s. Clarke was an impressive winner in the 400m hurdles, clocking 51.69s in the Under-20 category.

National senior high jump champion Lamara Distin is the top woman among the Under-23 category while 400m runner-up Christopher Taylor will lead the men’s charge here.

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