‘Scooby’ reasserts dominance at Meet Two of Arrowhead League

- Gibbons continues stranglehold on Women’s Javelin


Devaun ‘Scooby’ Barrington put the nation on notice as to who is the best 800m athlete in the country by outsprinting his competition in the final 300m of the event on Sunday during Meet Two of the Arrowhead League at the National Track and Field Centre, Leonora.

The race was hotly contested from start to finish with Barrington putting on the burners in the final 300m to outsprint the likes of Nicholas Daw, Courtley Bobb and Daniel Melville is what could be deemed the performance of the day that ended in a time of 1:55.84s.

Daw finished second in 1:56.68s, while Bobb was third in 1:57.48s. Melville narrowly missed the podium with a time of 1:58.26s to finish fourth.

Meanwhile, the shock of the day happened when top sprinter Keliza Smith false started in the Women’s 100m final, giving way to a comfortable win for Ruth Sanmoogan in 11.99s. Karese Lloyd finished second in 12.07s, while Natrena Hooper finished third in 12.25s.

Hooper won the Women’s Triple Jump with a leap of 12.80m.

Narissa McPherson gets a blistering start to win the Women’s 400m

2022 Carifta 400m silver medalist Narissa McPherson picked up where she left off at the Carifta Games and clocked 57.09s to take an easy win in the Women’s 400m. Analissa Redmond finished second in 59.22s, while veteran sprinter Alisha Fortune finished third in 59.50s.

However, the most dominant performance of the day went to Carifta gold medalist Anisha Gibbons, who threw 42.69m to win the event easily over Stacy Wilson with a throw of 27.95m. Nariann King was third with a throw of 24.45m.

The Men’s 200m was won by Shamer Horatio in a time of 21.50s with top sprinter Akeem Stewart pulling out of the race with a slight lower leg niggle. Noelex Holder finished second in 21.76s, while Revon Williams was third in 22.06s.

Carl Williams won the Men’s Long Jump in 7.29m, while Joshua Jones won the Men’s Discus throw with 38.05m to close out the day’s action.

The League will continue in June.

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