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Deon Hope did the sprint double yesterday in the Menís 100m and 200m dashes.


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Mascoll gets the better of Jones in Menís 400m


By Petra Harvey

Anthonio Mascoll got the better of Jamil Jones in the Menís 400m, when the 2011 Pacers Track Club Invitational was held at the National Stadium yesterday.

Mascoll clocked 47.70 seconds with Jones second in 47.91. Third was Christopher Davis in 48.82 seconds.

The highly anticipated match-up between Mascoll and Rising Starsí Jerrad Mason in the 800m was not to be, as Mascoll did not line up for that event. However, Mason cruised to the finish line in 1:53.30 Ė an ĎAí qualifying mark for the World Youth Championships. Jamar Maynard of the BDF Sports Programme was second in 1:55.15, while Blitzís Kemar Norgrove was third in 1:59.21.

However, Nicolia Bovell of Elite Distance stole the show when he won the Menís Javelin Throw with 64.07m, just shy of the standard for World Youth, but still a ĎBí standard for Pan Am Juniors. Second was his teammate, Janeil Craigg, with 52.05m; while Daley Carter of Quantum Leap was third with 39.27m.

Akela Jones had a good day in the long jump as she won that event with a leap of 6.10m, reaching the standards for both the World Youth and Pan American Junior meets. Freedom Stridersí Shanelle Als was way behind her in second place with a mark of 4.76m, while Stacy Maughn of Foundation Track and Field Academy was third with 4.74m.

The sprints were a subdued affair with Deon Hope and Shakeera Reece easily winning the menís and womenís events respectively. Hope strolled to victory in 10.93 in the 100m and backed that up with an easy 21.80 in the 200m.

Reece has no competition at all on the island and it showed as she won the 200m in 23.90, with Katrina Weir second in 24.50, while Shavonne Husbands was third in 25.3. She also won the 100m in 12.04 seconds, with Weir again second in 12.50 and third was Akela Taylor in 12.62.

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