The Corey Bennett coached Hydel girls team continued to show that they will be a major factor at this year’s ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships after putting on a show at last Saturday’s Ben Francis Invitational on the grounds of Vere Technical.The team from Ferry dominated the meet, which featured over 30 teams and good all-round performances, with Class One athlete Devia Brown leading the way with a fine triple.Brown, who is expected to do well in the field for her team at Champs, showed fine form, winning the Class One discus with 40.57m, shot put with 13.47m, and the javelin with a 40.57m effort.CLEAN SWEEPTrishauna Hemmings continued from where she left off the previous week at the Western Milo Relays with another fine double. She sped to an impressive 13.86 seconds in winning the Class One 100m hurdles then returned to take the long jump with 5.86m.It was a clean sweep by Hydel in the sprint hurdles, as Najeeka Brown won the Class Four 70m event in 11.61, Gabrielle Matthews won the Class Three 80m hurdles in 11.83, and Donna Ray Lee took the Class Two 100m hurdles in 14.13. They also swept the 400m events with Garriel Whyte setting the stage after winning in Class Three in 58.79. Charoke Young followed in Class Two in 57.09 before IAAF World Under-20 representative Roneisha McGregor closed out in Class One with an easy effort of 56.06 seconds.Home team Vere Technical gave their supporters something to cheer for as they provided two double winners in Britany Anderson and Marie Brown. Anderson, taking a break from hurdles duty, showed her versatility by copping the Class Two 100m and long jump. She clocked 12.17 seconds in winning her 100m heat to be the fastest in the class in the event before returning for a big effort of 5.79m in taking the long jump event.Brown, who is expected to do well in the throws this season did not disappoint after winning the Class Two shot put with a heave of 13.07m before a big throw of 40.38m in the discus.
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