Heywood pleased with Champs title

April 07, 2017
Heywood competes in the Class Three Boys 400m.

 

This year's Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships remains a special one for Munro College's Class Three 400m gold medallist, Devante Heywood, who not only championed his event, but helped the former champions to an eighth-place finish.

Heywood, a second-place finisher last year, ran a well-measured and confident race to win the Class Three title last weekend.

"I came out with a slight injury and slight pain, but I drove out and just went out to win my race, and help my school," he told STAR Sports.

"Personally, the win makes me feel good, and I know that I have a bright future ahead of me. Next year, I want to keep winning, and continue helping my school," he said.

He finished ahead of Calabar's Tajay Roberts, who had to surge from behind the pack, passing three competitors, and copping second in a time of 51.33 ahead of Excelsior's Martin Rose (51.71).

Munro College have shown consistency over the years in the 400m at the Championships, and Heywood, after striking gold, is confident that success will continue.

"I feel good to have won gold for my school, and next year, I hope to do the same again," he said, noting that he would like to help his school finish in the top six.

"I am happy with my finish this year, and I would be happy for us to finish in the top six, if possible, next year," he said.

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