Sprint double for Jackson
THERE WERE a few sparks but no real fireworks as no-one blazed the track at the National Stadium on Sunday night’s low-keyed finale of the National Athletics Championships.
Ariel Jackson completed the women’s sprint double and it was redemption for Burkheart Ellis, but there were no additional qualifiers for upcoming meets even though some athletes were a heartbeat away.
The 24-year-old Jackson sped to victory in 23.91 seconds, edging fellow United States-based athlete Lisa-Ann Barrow (23.93) in their 200 metres home stretch duel.
With Mario Burke, Ramon Gittens and Shane Brathwaite missing, Burkheart Ellis easily retained his Men’s 200 title in 20.79 seconds beating fellow United States-based sprinter Brandon Parris (20.89) and Nicholas Deshong (21.32).(EZS)