UTech Classics

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Ryker Hylton,UTech Classics,400m hurdles,

Photo: Ryker Hylton (full black) on his way to winning the 400m hurdles at the UTech Classics recently. Hylton ran a personal best of 50.90s.

Former St Jago High school standout, Ryker Hylton reminded track fans that he hasn’t lost his touch in the 400m hurdles, as he raced to a personal best of 50.90 seconds to win section 1 of 2 in the men’s 400m hurdles at the UTech Classics 2015 inside the National Stadium, recently.

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Russell Clayton,UTech Classics,Penn Relays

Not totally happy with the execution, was the obvious expression on her face as Rushell Clayton of the UWI Mona, crossed the finish line at the 2015UTech Classic, to win the Women’s open 400m Hurdles. She held off a stern challenge Danielle Dowie (unattached) to win in 57.71 seconds. Dowie was timed at 57.87 seconds. Both athletes were not able to trouble the meet record of 55.64 seconds set by Ristananna Tracey in 2014.

Happy for the win, but not a totally satisfied with her overall race, she explained to Yardie Sports,

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Dwayne Extol,UTech Classics,Wolmer's Boys

Photo: Former Wolmer's Boys captain Dwayne Extol (red vest) running at the UTech Classics.

After piloting his Alma Mata, Wolmers Boys School to their 12th hold on the coveted Mortimer Geddes Trophy at the 100th staging of the ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys' and Girls Athletics Championships in 2010, Team captain Dwayne Extol departed to the United states to complete his territory studies and continue his track career.

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Former Vere Technical High school standout, now plying her trade at the University of Technology (UTech), Shericka Jackson, is now confident more than ever that she is able to match strides with the big girls in 2015.

Jackson looked very good in her race execution as she won the Women’s 400 open at the UTech’s Classics in a new world leading time of 51.39 seconds. The previous world lead mark was set by Kyra Jefferson of USA, 51.50 seconds.

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Shericka Williams,UTech Classics,

For the past two track and field seasons Olympian and World Championship Medalist Shericka Williams has been singing the words of the inspirational writer Robin Sharma “I have some wins. And been knocked down with defeats. Glimpsed views from the top of the mountain and walked through some of the darkest valleys. But through this entire ride called life, I refused to give up”.

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UTech Classics,Kaliese Spencer,World Championships,

Photo: Kaliese Spencer running in the 800m atthe UTech Classics last Saturday.

Caribbean Sports Journalists and JAAA Athlete of the Year, Diamond League Queen and 2014 Commonwealth Champion over 400 hurdles, Kaliese Spencer, kicked off her 2015 season over 800m at the 2015 UTech Classics.

Spencer who represented her High school creditably well over this event, ran a decent race to finish second behind race winner, Samantha James of University Technology in 2:07.46 seconds. Spencer was timed in 2:04.44seconds

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UTech Classics,Usain Bolt,World Championships,

Photo: Usain Bolt winning the Men's 200m at the UTech Classics in a time of 20.20s

Track and Field fans who gathered inside the country’s National Stadium to enjoy the 8th staging of the University of Technology Classics left extremely satisfied, as they were treated to some outstanding performances by local and international, upcoming and established track and field stars.

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UTech Classics,Elaine Thompson,World Championships,

Elaine Thompson of the University of Technology (UTech) was the talk of the Utech Classics held at the National Stadium last Saturday. Thompson won the Women's 100m in 10.92s which was a new record for the meet, the fastest time for a woman this year and she became the 11th Jamaican woman to run under 11 seconds.

She has been in good form and just last week she ran 11.10s at the Intercollegiate Championships to take the gold medal.

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UTech Classics,Usain Bolt,Tyquendo Tracey

Photo: UTech sprinter, Tyquendo Tracey holds off the fast finishing Usain Bolt at the Gibson-McCook Relays in February. UTech defeated the Racers Track Club in the 4x100m in a time of 38.23s

The 8th staging of the University of Technology (UTech) Track and Field Classic, dubbed the 'Clash of Champions' is set for the National Stadium on Saturday, 11th of April, 2015.

The meet will feature several future and current star athletes competing over 33 different events, in a nicely packed four hour meet, set to begin at 4 pm.