Russell impresses in season opener

first_imgCalabar’s De’Jour Russell had a successful opening to his 2017 athletics campaign at yesterday’s Youngster Goldsmith Classic inside the National Stadium. Competing for the first time in the Class One 110m hurdles, Russell destroyed his opponents to win the event in a fast 13.45 seconds, getting the better of his teammate, Orlando Bernard, who was second in 14.00, with Kingston College ‘s Phillip Beckford taking third in 14.2. Russell, a fourth-place finisher in the event at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Poland last year, was happy with his winning time. “I am very pleased with my win and I am not surprised that I won so easily, as despite this being my first race this season, I have been training very hard,” said Russell. There were also some impressive times among the female hurdlers as well. Vere Technical’s Britany Anderson, despite this being her first year in Class Two, ran a blinder in winning the girls’ 100m hurdles in an astonishing 13.18 seconds – the fastest time ever by a Class Two athlete in the event. Donna Ray Lee of Hydel was second in 13.51 seconds, with third going to St Jago’s Rosalee Cooper in 13.74 seconds. There was a close finish in the girls’ Class One equivalent between Edwin Allen’s Gabrielle McDonald and Vere Technical’s Amoi Brown, who were inseparable after both touching the line together in 13.55 seconds. Hydel’s Trishana Hemmings got third in 13.86 seconds. Edwin Allen also took home the Class Three 80m hurdles, as Lisandra Brown won in 11.27 seconds, ahead of Gabrielle Matthew of Hydel second in 11.37 seconds, with Excelsior’s Ackera Nugent finishing third in 11.40 seconds. St Jago’s Danae Nembhard was best in the Class Four 70m hurdles, winning the event in 10.76 seconds, as Chantel Williams of Alpha took second in 10.80 seconds, with third going to Samoya Pottinger of Hydel on 10.92 seconds. GIRLS High Jump Class Three 1. Shantae Foreman (XLCR) 1.65m 2. Daniel Hinds (XLCR) 1.60m 3. Ania Robinson (Rusea’s) 1.60m 400M Class Two 1. Cherokee Young (Hydel) 56.84 2. Nickeisha Pryce (Vere) 56.90 3. Jeneille Jones (St Andrew) 57.38 Boys Class Two 110 Hurdles 1. Wayne Pinnock (KC) 13.71 2. Jeremy Farr (Wolmer’s) 14.04 3. Bruton Senior (Rusea’s) 14.27 Class Three 100 Hurdles 1. Jarel Granville (St Jago) 13.41 2. Tahje Francis (KC) 13.73 3. Jerome Campbell (Calabar) 13.80 Long Jump Class One 1. Carey McLeod (KC) 7.50m 2. Shakwon Coke (KC) 7.05m 3. Sadike McFarlane 7.03m Long Jump Class Three 1. Nicholloyd Brown (Calabar) 6.22M 2. Scott McLeod (KC) 5.84M 3. Jordan Turner (Calabar) 5.81M CLOSE FINISH SELECTED RESULTSlast_img read more

VP Howard-Taylor Seeks Dialogue in LMA’s Saga

first_imgVP Taylor addresses the aggrieved marketers Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor has proposed a dialogue aimed at finding a resolution to an apparent crisis involving members of the Liberia Marketing Association (LMA), a release from the office of the Vice President has said.According to the release, the VP’s proposal followed her brief interaction with some aggrieved members of the association on Monday, February 26.The LMA members are questioning the legitimacy of the current leadership headed by Madam Alice Yeebahn, who was elected a year ago, but has been accused of complicity in a murder case reported in Nimba County in 2002.In an attempt to resolve the conflict, Vice President Taylor requested a meeting with 10 of the markets at her Capitol Building office on Tuesday, February 27.Prior to her interaction with the aggrieved LMA members, the Vice President briefly attended the ongoing 6th National Convention of the LMA, which is being held at the Rally Town Market, UN Drive, the head office of the Association.Vice President Taylor encouraged the marketers to focus on the improvement of their lives and the country’s economy.Marketers celebrate VP Taylor’s interventionShe noted that a more cohesive LMA, aimed at strengthening its members, will greatly empower them, referencing their counterparts in other African countries, including Nigeria.VP Taylor maintained the need for members of the association to work in collaboration with the leadership for the common good of the association.The ongoing 6th annual convention of the LMA is a mandate enshrined in the association’s constitution, which gives the leadership the opportunity to report to stakeholders, including their membership activities for a given year.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more