Harrison looking to dominate Class Three sprints again

February 24, 2020
Christopher Scott
Christopher Scott
Neil Harrison
Neil Harrison

Jamaica College's head coach Neil Harrison continued his outstanding showing in Class Three when his athlete Christopher Scott broke the 100m record at the 2019 ISSA/GraceKenedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships.

Scott's mark, 10. 69 second, broke Kingston College's Bouwahjgie Nkrumie's 10.79 seconds record from 2018.

Bouwahjgie and his teammate Adrian Kerr, who claimed the 200m Class Three record that year, was under Harrison's tutelage when they achieved the feats for 'the Purples'.

Scott's victory last year was the fifth time Harrison was coaching an athlete to the Class Three boys' 100m title at Champs, as he won the short sprint event for the Under-15 boys for three consecutive years, when he was at Munro College, with Rolando Reid, Adam Cummings and his son, Kaneil Harrison, between 2007 and 2009.

He is positioned to achieve the feat again this year as Mark Miller threw down the gauntlet with a 22.08 record-breaking performance at the Corporate Area meet on February 15.

Harrison, not wanting to let anything out of the bag, declined to speak about his top prospect. But his assistant, Dwayne Johnson, said that he has great expectation for the 14-year-old.

"He (Miller) is doing well in training and there is so much that he has not learnt yet," Johnson said.

"We are not saying that he is going to break any records, but we expect him to do well."

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