EDWIN Allen High’s Ackelia Smith and J’voughnn Brown of Jamaica College walked away with the trophies for most outstanding female and male performers respectively at yesterday’s JC Purewater/Danny Williams Awards function held at the Karl Hendrickson Auditorium, Jamaica College. Smith captured the female award after her winning effort of 5.78 metres in the Class Three long jump. Her winning leap broke the previous record of 5.62 metres set in 2009 by former Holmwood Technical athlete Janieve Russell Wolmer’s Girls’ Valissa Brown was the runner-up. Brown was also named champion female in Class Three after amassing 18 points. She placed second in the long jump with 5.69 metres, second in the 80m hurdles in 12.31 seconds and third in the high jump with 1.55 metres. J’voughnn Brown’s record run of 2:09.19 which broke the previous Class Three record of 2:09.3 set in 1996 by Aldwyn Sappleton, then of Edwin Allen, was voted the most outstanding performance of the meet. Kingston College’s Class Two thrower, Nemory Cockett was adjudged the runner-up. Cockett topped Class Two with 20 points after winning the shot put with 14.05 metres and the discus with 46.10 metres. HARD WORK There were also incentives for the coaches of the most outstanding athletes. Michael Dyke of Edwin Allen and Ortis Wynter of Jamaica College received Samsung Galaxy phones. Meet organiser Ian Forbes lauded the athletes for their achievements and also praised the respective coaches for their hard work. “As usual we think it is befitting to award our athletes and coaches for the tremendous work they have all done and we are already looking forward for next year’ staging,” said Forbes. Also present yesterday were principal of Jamaica College, Wayne Robinson; Kadia Wright, marketing manager of Peak Bottling Company and Headley Forbes, executive member of the organising committee.
A resident of Sunset House, Alberta will be in court tomorrow (Thursday September 4th) facing several charges after an assault on an ATV rider.Last Saturday a man riding an ATV beside the highway just outside Valleyview, Alberta, was allegedly attacked by a driver who drove his truck into the ditch and struck the ATV. The driver then allegedy sprayed gasoline from a jerry can on the man and threatened to light him on fire. The victim escaped unharmed.Charges include attempted aggravated assault, dangerous operation of a vehicle, uttering threats, possession of a dangerous weapon and driving while impaired.- Advertisement –
Gary Bowyer has been appointed the manager of League Two side Blackpool. The 44-year-old former Blackburn boss has penned a one-year rolling deal at Bloomfield Road and he replaces Neil McDonald, who left the club following relegation last month.A statement on the club’s website read: “Blackpool Football Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Bowyer as manager on a one-year rolling deal.”Bowyer has been out of work since leaving Ewood Park last November.He led Rovers to eighth and ninth-place finishes in the Sky Bet Championship during his two full seasons in charge. Gary Bowyer was sacked by Blackburn in November 2015 1