Bromfield unstoppable at Western Champs

February 08, 2016
Junelle Bromfield

Eight records tumbled as St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) returned as double champions at Saturday's County of Cornwall Athletics Association Western Championship at the Montego Bay Sports Complex, but the undoubted star of the show was the STETHS super athlete Junelle Bromfield.

Bromfield used her scintillating form to send a message to potential rivals at the Inter-Secondary School Sports Association Boys & Girls' Athletic Championships set for March, by blitzing two records.

The STETHS athlete completely shattered the old mark of 54.49 seconds to easily win the Girls' Class One 400m in a new record time of 52.43. Kimisha Chambers of STETHS and Segale Brown of Petersfield took silver and bronze, respectively.

Bromfield returned later to obliterate the old Class One 800m field in 2:07.37 seconds, destroying the old meet record of 3:13.53 seconds, leaving Shaniq Summerville of Mannings (second) and Shaneice Buchanan of Rusea's (third) in her dust.

It marked a triple-gold run at these championships for Bromfield, who had already secured the 1500m title at last Tuesday's Girls' Eliminations at the Rusea's High School.

"The feeling is great, but I think I may have disappointed my coach a little because he wanted me to take it a little easier on the first lap; but I pushed myself harder without anyone giving a serious challenge," Bromfield said.

"I was never challenged by the other athletes today. I thought it was an easy victory, and to get not one but two records in one day is fantastic," she said.

With Western Champs out of the way and having no clear challenge in either the 400m, 800m or the 1500m, Bromfield is setting her sights on conquering new frontiers.

"Girls' Champs is my aim right now; I plan on getting three gold medals there also," she declared.

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