Carpenter among the highlights on Day 1 of 'Champs 2018'

Head coach of Kingston College Neil Harrison is reporting that his class two sprinter Terrique Stennett "will be fine" to continue competing for the remaining days of the 2018 ISSA Grace Kennedy Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Championships at the National Stadium

Stennett who is being fancied to land a medal, showed some discomfort in the last 50 metres of heat four of the Class 2 boys 200 metres on Tuesday evening, while posting 22.43 seconds for second spot behind Andre Bent of William Knibb 22.16. Zidane Brown of Glenmuir was the fastest qualifier in the class 2 half lap event with 21.51 seconds. Stennett, who was seen clutching at his shin at the end of the race, is also expected to contest the 100m and sprint relays.

Elsewhere, in class one, Anthony Carpenter posted a personal best of 20.94 seconds to lead all qualifiers to the semi-finals. He was joined by defending champion Christopher Taylor who coasted to 21.61 seconds to win heat one. Jevaughn Mattherson of KC did not take the track in the half lap event. Adrian Kerr of KC was the top qualifier in the class three boys event with 22.57 seconds.

On the girls side, World Under-18 100m bronze medallist Kevona Davis was also an easy qualifier for the semi-finals of the class two girls 200m, posting 23.97 seconds.

In the meantime, four finals are down to be contested on Wednesday, including the long jump for Class 1 and Class 2 boys, the girls Class 1 discuss and the shot put for girls in Class 2.

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