DURHAM -- A number of promising track athletes posted strong results at the Gibson Relays in Jamaica.
The All Age Junior High team broke the meet record in the heats of the 4x100 with a time of 49.07. The team placed third in the finals with a time of 48.78, beating the record they established in the heats. Team members were Kendra Prince (Ajax), Jadyn Skeen (Brampton), Mariam Abdul-Rashid (Oshawa) and Aurea Gordon (York).
The All Age Junior team of Kendra Prince, Jadyn Skeen, Mariam Abdul-Rashid and Aurea Gordon placed second in the preliminary of 4x200 with a time of 1:48.89. For the finals, two changes were made to the team.The four members who competed in the finals won the gold medal in a time of 1:42.32.
All six athletes worked very hard and were rewarded with gold.
The U17 girls, Nichelle Prince, Khadijah Thompson (Brampton), Nita Patterson (Brampton), Alexis Marsh and Naomi Kerr (Brampton) placed ninth in both the 4x100 and the open girls' 4x200 with times of 48.27 and 1:42.22 respectively.
The boys' team of Nyal Higgins (Whitby), York Yap (Oshawa), Kristopher Luke (Ajax), Lee Nicholson (Whitby) and Leacroft Thompson (Brampton) did fairly well despite competing against athletes two to three years older. They placed 12th in the 4x100 with a time of 51.36