Western champ sets eyes on National title

February 22, 2017

Western Championships Class One 100-metre winner, Kimone Hines, is going for gold at next month's Boys & Girls' Athletics championships.

The Green Island High School sixth-former says she will do her best to win in either the 100 or 200 metres. She was speaking just after winning the shorter event on Saturday at Western Championships in Montego Bay.

Hines took the 100m in 11.95 seconds at Western Champs with a composed performance.

Having won a bronze medal in the Class One 100m behind Shellece Clark of Edwin Allen Comprehensive High in 2015 and a silver in the Class One 200m last year while chasing Ashley Williams, then of Holmwood Technical, Hines has her eye on top spot.

"I want to see if I can go for the gold, the 100m or the 200m, because I got bronze and silver there already so I'm going to put in the work, train hard and see what I can get out of it," she said.

While she is the highest returner to the Class One 200m, the Edwin Allen pair of Clarke and defending champion Patrice Moody will stand in her way in the 100m at Champs.

Hines completed her Western Champs career with second place in the 200m.

That event was won by Debra Wallace of Herbert Morrison High School, 24.52 to 24.59 seconds for Hines.

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