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Best of 1997 .
Compiled February 16, 1998
By Richard Ashenheim

Men Sprints Distance Hurdles Jumps Throws Relays
Women Sprints Distance Hurdles Jumps Throws Relays
 

JAMAICAN PERFORMERS 1997 - FOR ATFS & CAC ANNUALS 1997
Men


100 Metres
9.98 (1) Percival Spencer Kingston Jun 20
10.02 (1) Michael Green Knoxville,Tenn Apr 11
10.10 (1) Raymond Stewart Fort de France May 1
10.16 (2) Dennis Mowatt Kingston Jun 20
10.20 (3) Donovan Powell Kingston Jun 20
10.21 (4) Jason Shelton Kingston Jun 20
10.32 (3) Aston Morgan Konigs Wusterhausen Aug 23
10.34 (1) Elston Cawley Huntsville,Tex May 19
10.37 (4) Leon Gordon Austin,Tex Apr 5
10.37 (5) Warren Johnson Austin,Tex Apr 5
10.40 (1) Roy Bailey Kingston Apr 4
10.42 (3) Syan Williams San Diego, Calif May 23
Wind Assisted
10.30 (1h) Warren Johnson Austin,Tex Apr 4
10.31 (1) Ricardo Williams Monroe,La Apr 26
10.31 (2h) Leon Gordon Austin,Tex May 3
10.32 (2) Elston Cawley Arlington,Tex Mar 29

10.32 (2) Wayne Fenton Austin,Tex Apr 19
10.37 (2h) Jermaine Grant Baton Rouge, La Apr 19

200 Metres
20.21 (1) Percival Spencer San Diego,Calif May 23
20.48 (1) Roy Bailey Bridgetown Apr 5
20.53 (1) Elston Cawley Huntsville,Tex May 19
20.61 (4) Michael Green Osaka May 10
20.61 (1) Raymond Stewart Papendal Jul 12
20.80 (2) Ricardo Williams Odessa,Tex May 17
20.83 (1) Jermaine Grant El Paso,Tex Apr 12
20.86 (3) Sheldon Edwards Arlington,Tex May 3
20.93 (2) Roxbert Martin Arlington,Tex Mar 29
20.95 (2) Steve Slowly Bridgetown Apr 5
21.13 (2) Leon Gordon Austin,Tex May 3

Wind Assisted
20.42 (2) Raymond Stewart Mexico City Jun 15
20.66 (2) Davian Cl,arke Villanova,Pa May 4
20.74 (1) Garth Robinson Fort de France May 1
21.03 (5) Jason Shelton Los Angeles,Calif Mar 21

400 Metres
44.49 (1) Roxbert Martin Kingston Jun 21
44.65 (1) Michael McDonald Gosier May 3
44.93 (1) Greg Haughton Sierra Nevada Jul 9
45.01 (1) Davian Clarke Lausanne Jul 2
45.47 (1) Danny McFarlane San Juan,P.R. Jun 26
45.49 (2) Linval Laird San Juan,P.R. Jun 26
45.74 (1h) Dennis Blake Kingston Jun 19
45.77 (6) Garth Robinson Kingston Jun 21
46.13 (3) Rohan McDonald Tempe,Ariz. Apr 5
46.30 (4) Wayne Whyte Konigs Wusterhausen Aug 23
 
 
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800 Metres
1.46.32 (3) Mario Vernon-Watson Cape Town Apr 8
1.47.1 (1) O'Neil Duncan Wilmington,N.Car. Apr 19
1.47.25 (6) Clive Terrelonge Lignano Jul 10
1:47.29 (6) Alex Morgan Leverkusen Aug 20
1:47.68 (1h) Martin Reid Kingston Jun 19
1:47.73 (1)In Marvin Watts Gainesville,Fla. Feb 27
1:48.42 (3)In Ian Weakley Boston, Mass. Feb 8
1:48.50 (2)In Escoffery Thomas Gainesville,Fla. Feb 27

5,000 Metres
14:52.78 (1) Linton McKenzie Kingston Jun 21



110 Metres Hurdles
13.53 (2) Robert Foster Fresno,Calif Apr 5
13.75 (5sf) Maurice Wignall Bloomington, Ind. Jun 6
13.83 (4) Kareem Archer Chapel Hill,N.Car May 17
13.85 (6sf) Greg Hines Bloomington,lnd. Jun 6
13.96 (5h) Neil Gardener Bloomington,lnd Jun 5
14.01 (3h) Matthew Love San Juan,P.R. Jun 27

Wind Assisted
13.79 (3) Kareem Archer Villanova,Pa. May 4
13.83 (1h) Neil Gardener Champaign,lll. May 24
14.11 (1) Errol Byles Huntsville,Tex. May 19

400 Metres Hurdles
48.41 (3) Dinsdale Morgan Brussels Aug 22
48.80 (1) Kareem Archer Fairfax,Va. May 25
48.83 (1h) Ian Weakley Fairfax,Va. May 24
49.18 (1h) Neil Gardner Bloomington,lnd Jun 4
49.21 (3) Winthrop Graham Stuttgart Jul 13
49.71 (5) Kernel Thompson Kingston Jun 20
49.79 (2h) Edward Clarke Bloomington, Ind. Jun 4
49.84 (1) Wayne Whyte Leverkusen Aug 20
50.34 (3) Greg Hines Clemson.S.Car, May 17
50.97 (3) Marvin James Stockton,Calif. May 10
51.02 (1) Errol Byles Huntsville,Tex May 19
51.19 (4) Dennis Blake Austin,Tex Apr 5
51.21 (3) Mitchell Francis Arlington,Tex. May 3
51.28 (8) Winston Chambers Kingston Jun 20
 
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High Jump
2.07 (1) Ryan Chambers Kingston Mar 22
2.07 (1) Enrico Gordon Kingston Jun 21

Pole Vault
4.31 (1) Omar Gardiner Bridgetown Apr 5
4.12 (2) Jabari Ennis Kingston Mar 21

Long Jump
8.62 (1) James Beckford Orlando,Fla. Apr 5
8.09 (q) Maurice Wignall Athens Aug 3
7.87 (2) Dwhyte Barrett Havana Jul 20
7.49 (1) Garfield Swaby Piscataway,N.J. May 10
7.37 (2) In Elston Cawley Fort Worth,Tex. Feb 14

Triple Jump
16.25 (3) Jerome Douglas Waco,Tex. May 18
15.69 (3) Anthony Williams Kingston Jun 21
15.58 (1) Jermaine Deans Villanova,Pa. May 4
15.57 (6) Jermaine Grant Baton Rouge, La. May 24
15.20 (1) Noel Comrie Kingston Mar 22
Wind Assisted
16.42 (5) Jerome Douglas San Juan,P.R. Jun 26
15.84 (1) Ashia Porter Fairfax, Va May 25
 
 
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Shot Put
17.17 (1)In Robert Holdsworth Jonesboro,Ark. Feb 24
15.26 (2) Donald Heaven Jr Tallahassee,Fla. Mar 21
Outdoor
16.75 (1) Robert Holdsworth New Orleans, La. May 11

Discus
53.64 (1) Howard Brown Huntsville,Tex. May 19
47.34 (1) Rory Marsh Kingston Jun 20
47.16 (6) Donald Heaven Jr. Tallahassee,Fla. Mar 21
47.10 (8) Nigel Green El Paso,Tex. Apr 12

Hammer
59.84 (4) Nigel Green El Paso,Tex. Apr 12



4xlOO Metres Relay
39.13 (1) TCU San Diego,Calif May 23
 (Warren Johnson,C.Allison,S.Williams, P.Spencer)
39.15 (2) TCU Philadelphia,Pa. Apr 26
 (Warren Johnson,C.Allison,S.Williams, P.Spencer)
39.44 (3) TCU Austin,Tex. Apr 5
 (P.Spencer,Warren Johnson,S.Williams,C.Allison)
39.51 (2) Jamaica Austin,Tex. Apr 5
 (D.Mowatt,D.Powell,R.Stewart,M.Green)
39.70 (2) Jamaica San Juan,P.R. Jun 27
 (J.Shelton,E.Cawley,G.Robinson,J.Melbourne)
39.87 (1) Jamaica.Juniors Bridgetown Apr 6

4x4OO Metres Relay
2:56.75 (3) Jamaica Athens Aug 10
 (M.McDonald,G.Haughton,D.McFarlane,D.Clarke)
2:59.98 (2h) Jamaica Athens Aug 9
 (L.Laird,D.Clarke,G.Haughton,D.McFarlane)
3:01.42 (1) Jamaica San Juan,P.R. Jun 28
 (G.Robinson,L.Laird,D.Blake,D.McFarlane)
3:02.68 (2) Jamaica Universities Catania Aug 31
 (I.Weakley,L.Laird,G.Robinson,D.Blake)
3:05.25 (1h) Jamaica Universities Catania Aug 30
 (I.Weakley,L.Laird,G.Robinson,D.Blake)
3:06.87 (1) htln Jamaica Paris Mar 8
 (G.Robinson,M.McDonald,D.Morgan,G.Haughton) Aug 30
3:08.02 (1h) Jamaica San Juan,P.R. Jun 27
 (G.Robinson,D.Blake,L.Laird,D.McFarlane) Jun 27
3:08.11 (2)In Jamaica Paris Mar 9
 (L.Laird,M.McDonald,D.Morgan,G.Haughton)
3:09.07 (1) Jamaica.Juniors Bridgetown Apr 6
3:09.48 (3) Jamaica.Juniors Havana Jul 20
 (S.Ayre,D.Miller,D.Spencer,M.Campbell)
 
 
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1500 Metres, 1 0000 Metres, Marathon, 3000 Metres Steeplechase, 2OKm Walk,
5OKM Walk, Javelin & Decathlon - No performers within the required standard.


Men Sprints Distance Hurdles Jumps Throws Relays
Women Sprints Distance Hurdles Jumps Throws Relays
Women

100 Metres
10.83 (2) Merlene Ottey Brussels Aug 22
11.13 (1) Beverly McDonald Mexico City Jun 15
11.16 (1) Juliet Cuthbert Chemnitz May 23
11.24 (4) Marlene Frazer Kingston Jun 20
11.24 (5) Beverley Grant Kingston Jun 20
11.26 (2) Peta-Gaye Dowdie El Paso,Tex. Apr 29
11.34 (3) Donnette Brown Austin,Tex. Apr 5
11.34 (1h) Tracy Ann Baker Waco,Tex. May 18
11.35 (4) Juliet Campbell Linz Jul 9
11.47 (4) Michelle Freeman Chemnitz May 23
11.49 (4h) Marlene Dawkins Kingston Jun 19
11.51 (1) Vonette Dixon Odessa,Tex. May 17
11.58 (4) Deon Hemmings Hengelo May 31
Wind Assisted
11.11 (1) Beverly McDonald Fort de France May 1
11.20 (1h) Beverley Grant Emporia,Kans. May 4
11.29 (2) Deon Hemmings Austin,Tex. May 3
11.34 (2h) Tracy Ann Baker Austin,Tex. Apr 4
11.35 (1) Gillian Russell Coral Gables, Fla. Apr 5
11.40 (4) Dionne Rose Austin,Tex. May 3
11.47 (1) Vonette Dixon Starkville, Miss. Apr 1 9
11.50 (1) Evadne McKenzie Bedford Jul 27
11.55 (1) Aileen Bailey Kingston Jun 20
11.56 (3) Michelle O'Horro Baton Rouge, La. Apr 19
11.56 (2h) Maria Brown Champaign,lll. May 24

200 Metres
22.06 (2) Merlene Ottey Monte Carlo Aug 16
22.48 (1) Juliet Cuthbert Kingston Jun 21
22.61 (2) Juliet Campbell Nice Jul 16
22.62 (1) Beverly McDonald Bitburg Aug 22
22.66 (2) Marlene Frazer Kingston Jun 21
22.69 (1) Astia Walker Auburn,Ala. May 18
22.93 (4) Beverley Grant Kingston Jun 21
23.03 (1h) Lorraine Graham Edwardsville, 111. May 24
23.15 (2) Peta-Gaye Dowdie Auburn,Ala. May 18
23.17 (4) Tracy Ann Baker Waco,Tex. May 18
23.25 (3) Nadia Graham-Hutchinson Auburn.Ala. May 18
23.59 (1) Charmaine Burton Tucson,Ariz. Mar 21
23.60 (1) Vonette Dixon Odessa,Tex. May 18
23.62 (2) Donnette Brown Waco,Tex. Mar 22
23.65 (1) Karen Waite Gainesville,Fla. Mar 29
23.67 (2) Maxine Dawkins Fairfax,Va May 25
23.70 (3) Marlene Dawkins Fairfax,Va May 25
23.78 (2) Cecile Cargill Norman,OK May 3
23.82 (2) Tracy Barnes Stephenville,Tex Apr 16
23.89 (1h) Beverley Langley New Orleans, La May 11
Wind Assisted
21.92 (2) Merlene Ottey Fukuoka Sep 13
22.83 (1) Deon Hemmings Austin,Tex. May 3

400 Metres
49.79 (2) Sandie Richards Athens Aug 4
50.69 (2) Lorraine Graham Turin Jun 24
51.26 (1h) Deon Hemmings Kingston Jun 20
51.45 (1) Nadia Graham-Hutchinson Auburn,Ala. May 18
51.64 (3) Inez Turner Kingston Jun 21
51.94 (2) Cecile Cargill Austin,Tex. Apr 19
52.30 (2) Juliet Campbell Khania May 31
52.52 (1) Tracy Barnes Stephenville,Tex Apr 19
52.66 (3) Debbie-Ann Parris Tokyo Sep 6
52.77 (1)In Ellen Grant Ames,la. Feb 28
52.77 (2) Karlene Haughton Lignano Jul 10
52.79 (1) Tanya Jarrett Glendale May 8
52.79 (4) Charmaine Howell Atlanta,Ga. May 24
 
 
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800 Metres
2:01.43 (2) Inez Turner Cottbus Jun 11
2:02.29 (1) Mardrea Hyman Dortmund Sep 1
2:03.63 (3)In Michelle Ballentine Indianapolis,lnd. Mar 8
2:03.85 (2) Charmaine Howell Auburn,Ala. May 18
2:05.61 (1) Claudine Williams Lawrence,Kans Apr 19
2:06.02 (2h) Maxine Clarke Fairfax,Va. May 24

1500 Metres
4:21.31 (2) Mardrea Hyman San Juan,P.R. Jun 28
4:41.51 (1) Korine Hinds Odessa,Tex May 17
4:43.20 (2) Evette Turner Odessa,Tex May 17

3000 Metres
10:19.04 (1)In Evette Turner Blaise, Miss. Mar 7
10:21.59 (2)In Korine Hinds Blaise,Miss. Mar 7
10:28.75 (2) Tameika Brown Bridgetown Apr 6
 
 
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100 Metres Hurdles
12.52 (1sf) Michelle Freeman Athens Aug 10
12.75 (1) Dionne Rose Jena May 25
12.81 (4) Gillian Russell Monte Carlo Aug 16
12.82 (1) Astia Walker Auburn,Ala. May 18
13.05 (2) Lacena Golding Auburn,Ala. May 18
13.26 (2) Vonette Dixon Odessa,Tex., May 17
13.26 (2) Patrina Allen San Juan,P.R. Jun 27
13.60 (1) Doreldeen Ennis Stephenville,Tex. Apr 19
13.64 (5) Andrea Giscombe San Juan,P.R. Jun 27

13.83 (Hep) Lisa Wright Bloomington, Ind. Jun 6
Wind Assisted
12.40 (1) Michelle Freeman Fukuoka Sep 13
13.04 (1) Lacena Golding Auburn,Ala. May 4
13.26 (1h) Patrina Allen San Juan,P.R. Jun 27
13.51 (1) Doreldeen Ennis Abilene,Tex. May 8
13.78 (2) Lisa Wright Wilmington,N.Car Apr 19

400 Metres Hurdles
52.98 (1) Deon Hemmings Zurich Aug 13
54.19 (5) Debbie-Ann Parris Athens Aug 8
55.11 (3) Karlene Haughton Zurich Aug 13
56.61 (4) Tanya Jarrett Kingston Jun 20
57.11 (3h) Winsome Cole Bloomington, Ind. Jun 4
57.46 (1) Andrea Giscombe Edwardsville, 111. May 23
57.50 (1) Peta-Gaye Gayle Havana Jul 19
57.59 (1) Patrina Allen Tallahassee,Fla. May 10
58.79 ht Karen Constable Edwardsville, 111. May 22
58.81 (3) Julie Harrison Tempe,Ariz. Apr 20
59.51  Rashiela Ruddock Gainesville, Fla. Mar 29
59.56 (2) Georgiana Harrison Auburn,Ala May 4
59.63 (1) Lesakay Morgridge Marietta,Ga. May 23
 
 
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High Jump
1.83 (1) Karen Beauttle Kingston Feb
1.82 (1)In Megan Moncrieffe Air Force Academy,Colo. Jan
25
1.81 (1) Trecia Smith Fairfax,Va. May 24
1.78 (Hep) Lisa Wright Bloomington, Ind. Jun 6
1.73 (1) Daneesh McIntosh Kingston Mar 26
1.73 (2) Keisha Spencer Odessa,Tex. May 17
1.72 (1) Shelly Ann Gallimore Kingston Feb

Long Jump
6.72 (1) Trecia Smith Fairfax,Va May 24
6.61 (2) Lacena Golding El Paso,Tex Apr 12
6.58 (3) Dionne Rose El Paso,Tex. Apr 12
6.43 (2) In Suzette Lee Indianapolis,lnd. Mar 7
6.39 (1) Ronalee Davis Tallahassee,Fla. May 10
6.27 (2) Colleen Gillies Tuscaloosa,Ala. Mar 22
6.20 In Dollette Blake  Feb 7
6.19 (1) Andrea Giscombe Edwardsville, 111. May 22
6.10 (1) Eva Goulbourne Havana Jul 1 8
6.07 (2) Chanelle Marshall Bridgetown Apr 6
Wind Assisted
6.84 (Hep) Trecia Smith Tuscaloosa,Ala. Mar 21
6.65 (1) Lacena Golding Tuscaloosa,Ala. Mar 22
6.09 (Hep) Lisa Wright San Juan,P.R. Jun 28

Triple Jump
14.25 (1)In Suzette Lee Indianapolis,lnd Mar 8
14.22 (1) Trecia Smith Fairfax,Va. May 25
13.57 (2)In Colleen Gillies Gainesville,Fla. Feb 22
13.01 (4) Lisa Wright Philadelphia,Pa. Apr 25
12.91 (1) Keisha Spencer Lawrence,Kans. Apr 19
12.72 (1) Ronalee Davis Philadelphia,Pa. Apr 25
12.65 (4) Shelly Ann Gallimore Havana Jul 20
12.63 (2) Michelle Williams Houston,Tex. Mar 22
12.58 (3)In Megan Moncrieffe Gainesville,Fla. Feb 22
12.56 (1) Christine Brown Bridgetown Apr 5
12.47 (1) Leonie Codrington Coral Gables, Fla. Apr 5
12.36 (5) Coreen Clarke Kingston Jun 19
Outdoor
13.92 (1) Suzette Lee Bloomington,lnd. Jun 7
 
 
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Shot
14.44 (1) Trecia Smith Villanova,Pa. May 3
12.20 (1) Sherille Anderson Kingston Mar 27

Discus
49.78 (3) Gretel Miller San Diego,Calif. May 23
43.60 (1) Tanya Thomas Kingston Mar 25

Hammer
55.22 (1) Gretel Miller Air Force Academy,Colo. May 9

Javelin
45.28 (5) Oliva McKoy San Juan,P.R. Jun 28
45.02 (1) Lisa Wright Wilmington.N.Car. Apr 19
41.48 (3) Trecia Smith Villanova,Pa May 3
41.46 (1) Lacena Golding Auburn,Ala Mar 15

Heptathion
5931 (1) Trecia Smith Tuscaloosa,Ala. Mar 21
 (1462,172,1418,2439,684w,3970,23522)
5869 (2) Lisa Wright Bloomington, Ind. Jun 7
 (1383.178,1103,2480,597w,4204,21698)
5380 (2) Lacena Golding Austin,Tex.. Apr 3
 (1354,160,1062,2469,617w,3242,23026)
 
 
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4xlOO Metres Relay
42.10 (2) Jamaica Athens Aug 9
 (BMcDonald, MFrazer,JCuthbert,BGrant)
42.31 (2h) Jamaica Athens Aug 8
 (BMcDonald, MFrazer,JCuthbert,BGrant)
44.63 (2) Jamaica Juniors Havana Jul 20
 (T.Robinson, MCrooks,ABailey, MBrown)
45.27 (1) Jamaica Juniors Bridgetown Apr 6
45.71 (5) Jamaica San Juan,P.R. Jun 27
 (AGiscombe,ABAiley,MCrooks,TABaker)
45.79 (1) Vere Technical High School Philadelphia,Pa. Apr 25

4x4OO Metres Relay
3:21.30 (3) Jamaica Athens Aug 10
 (ITurner,LGraham,DHemming,SRichards)
3:25.53 (2h) Jamaica Athens Aug 9
 (NGraham,LGraham,lTurner,SRichards)
3:32.28 (2) Jamaica San Juan,P.R. Jun 28
 (CHowell,CCargill,MBallentine,NGraham)
3:36.75 (1) Jamaica Juniors Havana Jul 10
 (SSimpson,SWilliams,KDowner,PGayle)
3:39.30 (1) Jamaica Juniors Bridgetown Apr 6
3:44.91 (4) St. Jago High School Philadelphia,Pa Apr 25
3:44.95 (5) St. Andrew Technical HS Philadelphia,Pa Apr 25

5000 Metres, 10000 Metres, Marathon, 10000 Metres Walk - No performers
within the required standard.



Richard Ashenheim
P.O.Box 365, 48 Duke Street,
Kingston, Jamaica.

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