Edwin Allen High School’s Bryan Levell promises a fast time when he takes on American Jordan Anthony in today’s big 100 meters at the East Coast International Championships being held at the Prince George Sports & Learning Complex in Landover, Maryland.
Levell, who clocked 10.25 seconds this year, said the gleaner after his last practice session at the venue yesterday he is looking forward to competing against Anthony who is the fastest junior in the world this year with 10.14.
“I’m ready for this because it’s my first international 100m meet outside of Jamaica,” Levell said.
“I know it won’t be an easy race, but I’m just going there to do my best and hopefully I can do a really fast time,” he said.
Anthony, 17, said he expected a very exciting matchup against Levell.
“I’m confident and so I’m just going to go out there and run fast like I always do and so it should be a great race,” Anthony said.
“I think the Jamaican is very fast and I’m also fast so we’ll see what happens in the race. I’m here to run fast and that’s what I’m going to do no matter who’s racing,” he added.
Another American, Shamarli Whittle, who has a best time of 10.35 this season, is also ready to compete.
Hydel High School’s Brianna Lyston and her teammate Kerrica Hill are set to face off in the 100m event. Camoy Binger and Mackaeda Lintonn, both of St Jago High, are also set to take part in the event.
Lyston, who won gold in the 200m at the recent Carifta Games, broke the Class 1 record for the half-lap event, with a blistering time of 22.53 seconds at the Boys Athletics Championships and ISSA/GraceKennedy girls 2022.
She is the fastest Jamaican schoolgirl in the 100m this year with a time of 11.14 ahead of Hill who ran 11.16 this season.
Jahvel Granville of St Jago and Omar Locke of St Elizabeth Technical will face off in the 110m hurdles event. They are expected to receive stiff competition from Excelsior’s Sharvis Simmons and American Anthony Harris. Hydel’s Aneika McAnnuff is set to contest the 400m alongside Alesia Douglas and Quana Walker, both of St Jago.
The men’s 400m will feature Delano Kennedy of Edwin Allen alongside Jevaughn Pinnock of St Jago, Gianni Henry of Kingston College, Rajawn Davis of St Elizabeth Technical and American Boswick Pattern.
Dejone Raymond of St Elizabeth will be aiming for another personal best when he competes in the high jump event. Raymond won the event at the Penn Relays last week with a new personal best of 2.05m
Other track events to be contested include the 800m and 400m hurdles. Throwing and jumping events will also be on the program.