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

UFC to open ‘world’s largest MMA center’ in Shanghai

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UFC chief operating officer Lawrence Epstein said that there are 10 Chinese fighters on the UFC roster but he hopes there will be 10 times more in future.“We wanted to come to China and make an investment in this market,” said Epstein.“Half of our business is outside the US so international growth is incredibly important to us.“China has become a top-five market for us in any metric that we look at and has the potential to be larger than the leader right now, which is the United States.”Kevin Chang, vice-president of UFC in Asia-Pacific, called the Shanghai center “a defining moment for UFC in Asia” and said it will also serve as the organization’s headquarters in the region.ADVERTISEMENT Cavs’ All-Star forward Kevin Love could be out until after new year The announcement was made four days ahead of UFC’s first event in Beijing — last year Shanghai hosted UFC’s maiden fight card in mainland China.The new center will be three times the size of UFC’s original performance institute in Las Vegas and boast facilities for fighters and fans over two floors.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissIt will include two Octagons, a boxing ring and equipment such as underwater treadmills, together with a team of full-time experts.Top promotions are setting their sights on China, where MMA’s rapid growth and the country’s ancient martial arts traditions are fuelling predictions that it could become the sport’s next frontier. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum UFC made a major play for the potentially huge Chinese market on Tuesday, saying it will invest $13 million to open the world’s largest MMA training and development base in Shanghai.Performance Institute Shanghai will open in mid-2019 and help nurture the next generation of Chinese mixed martial arts fighters, the United States-based UFC said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more