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Annastacia Leroy,Stephanie Ann McPherson,Queens/Grace Jackson Invitational,

Photo: Annastacia Leroy won the women’s 200m open at the Queens/Grace Jackson Invitational at the National Stadium in Kingston on Saturday. Stephanie Ann McPherson (left) of MVP was third in 23.15 seconds.

Several Jamaican senior athletes made their season debut, whilst others continued to kick their season into high gear as a number of them came out for action at the Queens/Grace Jackson Invitational 2016 at the National Stadium in Kingston on Saturday.

In what was some highly-competitive 60m events, World 200m silver medallist Elaine Thompson (MVP) sped to an impressive 7.17 seconds, to win ahead of heat three two finishers Audrey Segree ( GC Foster) 7.18 seconds and Sherone Simpson 7.21 seconds, of Sprintec Track Club.

“Today I just came out to execute as my coach instructed me to do. I was pleased with my final 20 metres, after I got out a bit slow” Thompson told reporters post her race.

In the male equivalent, former 100m national champion Oshane Bailey (ASEA) won the 60m in a blanket finish with 6.60s, ahead of the MVP pair Ronald Levy (6.61) Julian Forte, third in 6.63s.

Returning from a year and five months break and under new management, Anneisha McLaughin- Whilby (Sprintec) sped to a fast 52.87s to win the Women’s 400m open. Second place went to GC Foster’s Ronda Whyte (53.07) and Sprintec Verone Chambers 53.28 seconds.

Edino Steele out of Racers Track Club, won the men’s event in 46.39 seconds ahead of GC Foster’s Nasive Powell 46.91s and Racers Track Club’s Zharnel Hughes 47.12s.

The women’s 200m open was a match of quarter mile speedsters as Annastacia Leroy (Sprintec) 22.87 held off Shericka Williams (MVP) 22.95 to win. The fast starting Stephanie Ann McPherson (MVP) was third in 23.15 seconds.

It was a GC Foster quenella in the Men’s section, after Brandon Tomlinson 20.91 seconds, led Demish Gayle home in 21.05 seconds. MVP’s Rusheen McDonald won his heat but finished third overall in 21.09 seconds.

Cameron Blazers’ Booby Gaye Wilkins- Gooden ran a controlled race to win the women’s 800m open in 2:11.18 seconds ahead of UWI Rushell Clayton, 2.12.18 seconds and Holmwood’s Technical Chrissani May 2: 13.92 seconds.

Holmwood’s Technical Daniel Glave dominated the men’s event to win in 1:52.73 seconds, ahead of GC Foster Pair of Rory Rhoden 1:53.05 second and Miguel Morrison 1:54.18 seconds

The High jump female for Clubs/ Institutions went to Shanika Bryan of University of Technology 1.60m, ahead of GC Foster’s Rusheeda Blake 1.55m.

The Shot Put for Men went to Calabar’s school Boy Warren Barrett with a throw of 17.10m, ahead Of University of technology Alec- Verne Longmore 15.59m and Calabar’s Kyle Mitchell 14. 78m.

Shanice Brown of GC Foster won the Women’s open Discuss with 49.75m, ahead of University of Technology Geneva Greaves 49.63m and UWI’s Isheka Binns 47.65m.

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