Vere takes the lead at Douglas Forrest meet

January 18, 2016
Patrice Moodie of Edwin Allen races to victory in the Class One 200m in 23.93 seconds at the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association PUMA Development meet at the Kirkvine Sports Club on Saturday.
Joanna Reid of St Jago wins the Class Three girls 200m in a time of 24.10 seconds at the Jamaica Athletics Adminsitrative Assocation PUMA Development meet at Kirkvine Sports Club on Saturday.

Despite a late start on Saturday at the Douglas Forrest Development Meet at the National Stadium, fans were not disappointed as there were some outstanding results.

With top schools such as Edwin Allen, St. Jago and Holmwood absent, the John Mair-coached Vere Technical took the opportunity to show their class.

They produced three double winners in Brittany Anderson, Britney Dixon, and Avery Pryce.

Class Three athlete Anderson led the way. Following her quick 11.88-second victory in the 100 metres at the Purewater JC meet the week before, Anderson produced the fastest 200m as well as the longest jump of the day among females.

After a second-place finish in the high jump with 1.68m, Anderson captured the long jump with 6.02m, before topping the 200m field with 24.70 seconds.

The outstanding Kiara Grant of Convent of Mercy, Alpha was second overall in 24.96 seconds.


Dixon was victorious in the Class Two 800m and 1500m. In the 800m, she stopped the clock at 2:18.37 to get the better of Sherona Stewart of Hydel, (2:22.96). In the 1500m, her winning time of 4:52.02 saw her get the better of the Hydel duo of Monifa Green (4:57.89) and Aaliyah Stewart (5:07.33).

It was indeed a good day for Vere Technical athletes in the 800m as Aleitha Fearon won Class One in 2:20.94, with teammate, Aleisha Skyers taking Class Two in 2:25.14.

Pryce was in good throwing form as she captured the Class Two shot put with a heave of 12.34m, before returning to capture the discus with a throw of 37.14m.

Hydel High's Davia Brown was also a double winner among the females as she won the discus with 44.79m and the shot put with 12.72m.

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