Confident Reid eyes Class Three 400m gold

March 16, 2016
Ian Allen/Photographer St Jago High School's Joanne Reid outsprints the competition in the Class Four girl's 400 metre heat on yesterday's first day of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletic Championships at the National Stadium. Reid won in 57.77 seconds.

The lanky 14 year-old clocked 57.77 seconds and despite producing only the ninth fastest time in the event Reid is confident she will not only win but will go under the record as well.

"I am very confident I will win the event," she told STAR Sports. "There's nobody (competition) right now and I believe I can run a record time," she said. The record is 52.52 and was set by Holmwood Technical's Anneisha McLaughlin in 2001.

The Class Four 200m record holder has promised a much stronger performance when she turns out for the semi-finals and final.

"It (heats) was okay. It wasn't my best time but it was a comfortable race," Reid said. "I expect a much better performance in the semi-finals and final. I don't know what time I will run but I expect to win."

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