Glory for Ellis in 200m
AFTER a major disappointment on Saturday's opening day of the Supreme Ventures Limited, Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association National Junior Championships where he was disqualified in the preliminary round of the 100 metres, St. Elizabeth Technical's Nigel Ellis was in a no nonsense mood yesterday.
Ellis upstaged Kingston College's Akeem Bloomfield to win the Boy's Under 20 200 metres in 20.72 seconds.
Drawn in lane four, behind Bloomfield in lane five, Ellis was super at the start as he covered Bloomfield easily coming off the curve then pulled away in the straight away to score an emphatic win.
Bloomfield clocked 21.06 seconds while Ellis' teammate, Hujaye Cornwall ended third in 21.39 seconds.
"I couldn't believe what happened to me in the 100 metres on Saturday and I was motivated to do much better and was determine to win the 200 metres and I am not surprised that I won that easily as I was ready to run fast," said Ellis.
Two World Youth medallists stole the show in the 400 metres.
Mico University College's Tiffany James and Christopher Taylor captured the girls' and boys' Under 20 events respectively
James the bronze medallist in Ukraine in 2013 scored an impressive win over Junelle Bromfield of St Elizabeth Technical. James went out quickly and got away from Bromfield to win a new personal best of 52.06 seconds.
Bromfield was second in 52.59 seconds with her teammate, Stacy Ann Williams third in 53.46 seconds.
St. Jago High's Sean Bailey led for the majority of the boys event before he was overhauled by Taylor at the 100 metre mark.
The Calabar boy went on to win in 46.26 seconds to Bailey in 46.51 seconds with third going to Taylor's teammate, Anthony Carpenter in 47.25 seconds.