Expect something special, says KC's Morris

March 24, 2018
File Dashawn Morris (right) of Kingston College. At left is Kristoff Walters of Lacovia High.

Kingston College's (KC) ace 400 metres runner, Dashwn Morris, is promising something special in the final of the Class One boys 400m event on today's final afternoon of the 2018 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Championships at the National Stadium.

Morris, who is the favourite to win the event, turned in a blistering run to win his semifinal in a personal best time of 45.63 seconds.

In doing so Morris also turned back the challenge of his main rival, Calabar's Anthony Carpenter who was second in the event in 45.91.

Morris, who also defeated Carpenter at the Carifta Trials, two weeks ago, said he is ready to claim the one-lap title for the 'Purples' today.

"I know that I had to run a personal best to win my semi-final and so that is what I went out there to do and so I am happy that I am in the final," said Morris.

"I know that it is going to be a very competitive but I know that I am ready," said Morris. Carpenter, who is also down to contest the 200m final today, was a silver medallist in the 400m event last year behind his teammate Christopher Taylor.

Shemar Chambers of Calabar, who won his semifinal in 46.60 seconds comfortably yesterday, should also provide strong competition for Morris and Carpenter.

Andy Williams of St Jago, Chevannie Hanson from Edwin Allen and Tevin Evans from St Andrew Technical are the other main challengers in the event. The final is set for 2:40 p.m.

Meanwhile, defending champion Stacey-Ann Williams from St Elizabeth Technical High School'leads all qualifiers into today's final of the Class One girls 400m with a time of 53.11 seconds.

Hydel's pair of Charokee Young (54.33) and Shiann Salmon (54.33); Sanique Walker of Vere (54.80) and St Jago's Shalysha Wray are the other main contenders for the gold medal today. The final is scheduled for 2:35 p.m.

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