Slow pace at Classic
NO RUNNER was on CARIFTA Games pace but Elite Distance Programme’s field competitor Shanice Hutson was certainly in the toss-up at a low-keyed February Classic at the National Stadium on Saturday.
While windy evening conditions and several merged categories due to relatively low entries diminished the quality of the track events, Hutson’s huge discus toss was the meet’s best performance.
An Under-17 gold medallist at last year’s Games in The Bahamas, Hutson has now moved up to the Under-20 Division but the Coleridge & Parry schoolgirl wasn’t deterred.
She impressively threw 40.53 metres in the Open women’s discus, surpassing last year’s qualifying standard of 39.70 metres. Joy Squires (39.64) was a worthy second.
Proformers’ Vivica Addison also was within qualifying range after hurling the javelin 35.94 metres in the Under-17 girls’ event.
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