G.C. Foster College has made a strong statement following competition on day one of the NCB Intercollegiate Track and Field Championships at the National Stadium with their male and female teams taking the early lead.The male team sits on 93 points, ahead of the University of West Indies (UWI) on 61; University of Technology (UTech) 49 and Mico on 23. On the female side, G.C. Foster are on 83 points, ahead of Utech (63); UWI (61) and Mico (16).G.C. Foster College athletes dominated the 100m finals as Jura Levy and Oshane Bailey were victorious. Levy won the women’s event in 11.38 seconds, ahead of teammate Gayon Evans in 11.42, with Christania Williams of UTech getting third in 11.47.Bailey won the men’s event in 10.15 as Kevean Smith of UTech was second in 10.21, with third going to Colin King of G.C. Foster College in 10.36.TITLE KEPTDefending champion Janieve Russell (UTech) retained her title in the women’s 400m hurdles winning in 56.76. Rushelle Clayton (UWI) was second in 57.81, with Rhonda Whyte (G.C. Foster) coming third in 58.36 seconds.Making his season debut for UWI, World Junior champion Jaheel Hyde captured the men’s 400m hurdles in 50.57. Second went to Marsel Miller (G.C. Foster) in 52.13 seconds with Damar Murray (G.C. Foster) finishing third in 52.60.Mico’s Samantha James captured the women’s 800m in 2:11.30 as Danielle James (G.C. Foster) was second in 2:15.84 with third going to Roshea Burrell (G.C. Foster) in 2:18.90.Knox College’s Chadoye Dawson 1:52.67, got the better of G.C. Foster’s Kegan Campbell (1:52.72) in a close finish in the men’s 800m finals. Third went to Rory Rhoden (G.C. Foster) in 1:53.96.In the field events, Fredrick Dacres (UWI) led in the men’s shot put with a heave of 17.98m. Demar Gayle (G.C. Foster) finished second with 17.61m, with third going to Alec Vern Longmore (Utech) with 18.08m.The meet, which ends today, will begin at 1 p.m. with preliminary-round action in the women’s 200m. Some 22 finals will be contested.
CHP Officer Raquel Stage said the Focus was traveling north on Colima Road when for some unknown reason, the 17-year-old male driver veered to the right then to the left, went across the left turn pocket, the median and hit a Mitsubishi Galant heading southbound. “After the Focus hits the Galant, it spins out of control. \ and the sport utility vehicle collide,” Stage said. The impact sent the SUV, a Mitsubishi Endeavor, over the side of the road. It hit a wooden picnic table. The out-of-control Focus then struck a Dodge pickup truck, which ended up partly on the median. The Galant’s driver, identified as 23-year-old Victoria Lee of Hacienda Heights, was trapped in her smashed car. “Firefighters had to cut her out of the car,” Stage said. A helicopter took Lee to the hospital. She was in critical but stable condition, said CHP Sgt. Charlie Sampson. He said the 17-year-old Whittier boy driving the Focus wasn’t injured. The Endeavor’s driver, Clementina Zabayle, 57, of Hacienda Heights, and the Dodge pickup’s driver, Stephen Bibayoff, 46, of Whittier, suffered minor injuries in the crash. Only Zabayle was taken to a Whittier hospital. No one was cited or arrested. Sampson said the cause of the crash hasn’t been determined and the investigation is ongoing. The CHP closed down the southbound lanes of Colima Road at Camino Del Sur and just after Casino Drive. A section of one northbound lane of Colima Road at Casino Drive was also shut down. Hundreds of drivers heading to Whittier on Colima Road had to find alternate routes. email@example.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! • Photo Gallery: Crash on Colima Road • Video: Four-vehicle accidentHACIENDA HEIGHTS – Three people were injured Thursday morning after a Ford Focus crossed into opposing traffic and triggered a 4-vehicle crash that closed down part of Colima Road for four hours, according to the California Highway Patrol. One of the drivers was trapped. Firefighters cut the top of her car to free her. She sustained critical injuries and was flown to Los Angeles County USC Medical Center. Two other drivers suffered minor injuries. The 7:55 a.m. collision occurred at Colima Road and Casino Drive.