Cornwall’s Brown sprints to victory at Western Champs

first_imgWESTERN BUREAU: Cornwall College sprinter Mathew Brown held off the field to land the marquee Class One 100 metres title at the County of Cornwall Athletics Association Western Championship and put his name in the hat for the remainder of the Digicel Grand Prix series this season. One record was broken early yesterday in the Class Two girls triple jump. Moesha Nott of Rusea’s twice broke Opal James’ five-year-old record of 11.80 metres. She set a new mark of 12.54m in the second round before smashing her own record in the third and final round, soaring to 12.63m. Toni-Shay Stewart of Manning’s grabbed second place with a leap of 11.33m, and St Elizabeth Technical’s Monique Williams, third, after jumping 11.21m. The exciting Grand Prix series of races includes the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, the long jump, discuss and high jumps events in Classes One and Two. Brown’s winning time, 10.58 seconds, was way off the record held by Nigel Ellis of STETHS, but was good enough to dismiss the challenge of Munro College’s Rushane Edwards (10.63) and that of his teammate, Washington Brown, who was third in 10.65. Green Island High School star Kimone Hines won the girls’ Class One equivalent, taking victory in 11.95. She was some way ahead of teammate Angel Jackson, who crossed the finish line in a modest 12.14 for second. Debra Wallace of Herbert Morrison copped third place in 12.23. IMPRESSIVE DENNIS The impressive Sachin Dennis from STETHS was not to be denied and he ran through the line to take the Class Two boys 100m final in 10.72, with second going to Irwin High School’s Jaydeon Crooks (10.88), while William Knibb’s Andre Bent grabbed third place in 10.91. The Class One boys 400m title went to Leon Gordon of Rusea’s (47.95), with Leonardo Ledgister of STETHS taking second in 48.29 and Ouekie Wright (48.34) also of STETHS, third. Petersfield’s Hisheeno Stewart’s 58.23 won a thrilling finish to the Class Two girls 400m event, another in the Digicel Grand Prix races, with second going to Winsome Harris of STETHS (58.35). Albert Town’s Tasinia Mothersill, 58.40, was third. Meanwhile, Antonio Watson of Petersfield took the Class Two boys 400m in 49.65 ahead of teammate Romario Taylor (49.95). Rosean Bernard (Munro) was third in 50.87.last_img read more

Evacuation alerts rescinded for Baldonnel residents

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. — The evacuation order for Baldonnel residents issued on Monday has been rescinded by the PRRD.An evacuation alert is still in place for these areas:North of the junction of 238 Road and 249 RoadNorth along 249 Road to 242 RoadEast to 245 Road encompassing residents on both sides of the roadSouth to the 238 RoadIf necessary, an Evacuation Order could be reissued.- Advertisement -For more information contact the Peace River Regional District at 250 784-4838 or 250 784-3200.last_img read more

Not worried about stats vs England, hoping for a better show in 2nd T20I: Mandhana

first_imgIndia women’s cricket team captain, Smriti Mandhana chose to see the positives in their 41-run defeat against England in the first T20I of a three-match series in Guwahati on Monday. On Mandhana’s captaincy debut, India succumbed to a 41-run defeat after an all-round performance from the visiting team.India have struggled against England in the T20I format, losing 12 matches out of 15 meetings but captain Mandhana said the hosts won’t be looking at numbers and that they are hoping for a better show in the remainder of the series.This was also India’s fourth straight defeat in T20Is this year after they were whitewashed in New Zealand in February.”Don’t think anyone has gone back and seen the stats. Every day we come out looking to win the match not thinking about what’s happened in the past. Definitely, in the next two matches also, we will come out with a mindset to win the match. But hopefully, we will come up with a better show,” Smriti Mandhana said on Monday.England posted 160 on the board after they were put into bat first by Mandhana. Stand-in wicketkeeper-batter,Tammy Beaumont top scored with a 57-ball 62 and stitched am 89-run opening stand with Danielle Wyatt (35) at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium. Captain Heather Knight provided the much-needed impetus towards the end overs, slamming a 20-ball 40, including five successive boundaries.India were jolted early as they lost captain Mandhana, debutant opener Harleen Deol and explosive batter, Jemimah Rodrigues cheaply inside the powerply overs. Veteran batter, Mithali Raj also failed, managing only seven runs against a disciplined England attack.advertisementMandhana happy with lower-middle order’s fightIndia showed some fight with Deepti Sharma (23-ball 22), Arundhati Reddy (19-ball 18) and Shika Panday (21-ball 23) getting starts but none of them were able to threaten the visiting team with their efforts.Nonetheless, the contributions from the lower-middle order comes as a big boost to the team, which was let down by the lack of it during their 3-0 defeat in New Zealand.Mandhana acknowledged the contribution of the lower-middle order but insisted their bowlers gave away 10-15 runs extra in the series opener.”We gave away 10-15 extra runs at the end. Didn’t have a great start with the bat as well. But really happy with the way Arundhati, Shikha and Deepti batted at the end. That’s a positive for us,” Mandhana said.She added: “Just discussed to play according to the merit of the ball in the chase. I don’t think complicating things will work for any batter.”Delighted to contribute to the win: KnightOn the other hand, England captain Knight said she was delighted to contribute to the team’s win. England have certainly gained momentum after their win in the third ODI of the recently-concluded three-match series, which they lost 2-1 to India.”Felt like we had a break in the last ODI where the girls showed great character to win the game. The ball was coming on nicely here. Tammy was going well at the other end. I was seeing the ball quite nicely. Delighted to contribute to the team win but the most important thing is the team performance. Smith was brilliant the way she started off, picking a couple of wickets,” Knight said.Also Read | Team India gear up for 2nd ODI vs Australia with gruelling practice session in NagpurAlso Read | India facing healthy headache, reserves going to be key at the World Cup: MSK PrasadAlso See:last_img read more