TIME EVENTS STATUS
1:30 PM JAVELIN OPEN BOYS FINAL
2:00 LONG JUMP HEP. OPEN GIRLS
2:00 400 METRES CLASS 3 GIRLS FINAL
2:05 HIGH JUMP CLASS 2 GIRLS FINAL
2:05 400 METRES CLASS 3 BOYS FINAL
2:10 400 METRES CLASS 2 GIRLS FINAL
2:15 400 METRES CLASS 2 BOYS FINAL
2:20 400 METRES CLASS 1 GIRLS FINAL
2:25 400 METRES CLASS 1 BOYS FINAL
2:45 MEDAL PRESENTATION
400 metres girls –classes 3&2 –boys 3&2
2:55 SHOT PUT CLASS 1 GIRLS FINAL***
2:55 70 metres HURDLES CLASS 4 GIRLS FINAL
3:05 80 metres HURDLES CLASS 3 GIRLS FINAL
3:10 MEDAL PRESENTATION
400 metres class 1 girls & boys –javelin boys
3:15 100 metres HURDLES CLASS 2 GIRLS FINAL
3:35 100 metres HURDLES CLASS 1 GIRLS FINAL
3;40 100 metres HURDLES CLASS 3 BOYS FINAL
3:40 HIGH JUMP CLASS 2 BOYS FINAL
3:45 LONG JUMP CLASS 3 GIRLS FINAL
3:45 DISCUS THROW CLASS 2 BOYS FINAL
3:50 MEDAL PRESENTATION
High jump class 2 girls –70 metres hurdle class 4 girls
80 metres hurdles class 3 girls –100 metres hurdles
Class 2 girls
4:00 110 metres HURDLES CLASS 2 BOYS FINAL
4:10 110 metres HURDLES CLASS 1 BOYS FINAL
4:15 MEDAL PRESENTATION
100 metres hurdles class1 girls and class 3 boys
4:20 800 METRES CLASS 3 GIRLS FINAL
4:25 800 METRES CLASS 3 BOYS FINAL
4:30 800 METRES CLASS 2 GIRLS FINAL
4:35 800 METRES CLASS 2 BOYS FINAL
4:40 800 METRES CLASS 1 GIRLS FINAL
4:45 800 METRES CLASS 1 BOYS FINAL
TIME EVENTS STATUS
4:50 MEDAL PRESENTATION
110 metres hurdles classes 1&2 boys
800 metres classes 3 &2 boys and girls
4:45 SHOT PUT CLASS 1 BOYS FINAL
5:00 200 METRES CLASS 4 GIRLS FINAL
5:10 200 METRES CLASS 3 GIRLS FINAL
5:15 200 METRES CLASS 3 BOYS FINAL
5:20 200 METRES CLASS 2 GIRLS FINAL
5:25 200 METRES CLASS 2 BOYS FINAL
5:30 HIGH JUMP CLASS 1 BOYS FINAL
5:30 LONG JUMP CLASS 1 GIRLS FINAL
5:35 200 METRES CLASS 1 GIRLS FINAL
5:40 200 METRES CLASS 1 BOYS FINAL
5:45 JAVELIN HEP. OPEN GIRLS
5:45 MEDAL PRESENTATION
High jump class 2 boys –long jump class 3 girls
Discus class 2 boys—800 metres class 1 boys & girls
200 metres classes 4,3 &2 boys & girls
6:00 1600 metres MEDLEY RELAY OPEN GIRLS FINAL
6:10 1600 metres MEDLEY RELAY OPEN BOYS FINAL
6:15 3000 METRES OPEN GIRLS FINAL
6:25 MEDAL PRESENTATION
6:35 TRIPLE JUMP CLASS 2 BOYS FINAL****
6:40 4 X 100 metres RELAY CLASS 1 GIRLS FINAL
6:45 4 X 100 metres RELAY CLASS 1 BOYS FINAL
6:50 4 X 100 metres RELAY CLASS 2 GIRLS FINAL
6:55 4 X 100 metres RELAY CLASS 2 BOYS FINAL
7:00 4 X 100 metres RELAY CLASS 3 GIRLS FINAL
7:05 4 X 100 metres RELAY CLASS 3 BOYS FINAL
7:10 4 X 100 metres RELAY CLASS 4 GIRLS FINAL
7:20 800 METRES HEP. OPEN GIRLS
7:25 MEDAL PRESENTYATION
200 metres class 1 boys & girls –medley relay boys & girls
3000 metres girls – 4×100 relay classes 1&2 boys & girls
7:35 5000 METRES OPEN BOYS FINAL
7:50 MEDAL PRESENTATION
High jump class 1 boys —long jump class 1 girls
4×100 relays classes 3 & girls
hepthalon open girls
8:10 4 X 400 metres RELAY OPEN GIRLS FINAL
8:20 4 X 400 metres RELAY OPEN BOYS FINAL
8:30 CLOSING CEREMONY
March 14, 2013 No Comments
JAMAICA College are the early leaders in the boys’ section of the 103rd ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ and Girls’ Athletic Championships after two finals at press time on yesterday’s second day at the National Stadium.
Jamaica College amassed 23 points from the classes one and two long jumps, four more than defending champions Calabar High on 19 points, with Kingston College a point further back on 18 in third place.
Cornwall College and Campion High on four points each, Wolmer’s Boys on three, St Jago High on two, and Hydel on one point were the other schools that scored points yesterday.
One other final, the 2,000m steeple chase, was due to be run last night.
Four more finals, plus the second half of the decathlon Open, will be held on today’s third day of the five-day championships.
Also today, the 100m will start, as well as the 1,500m, the Class Two shot put that is expected to be one of the more competitive events, the 400m first round, as well as the semi-finals of the 200m and 800m events.
Yesterday, Jamaica College went ahead from the first event, scoring 16 points after the first completed final, the Class Two long jump in which Ajani James won with 7.10m, a mere centimetre ahead of teammate O’brien Waysome’s 7.09m.
Calabar High’s Javaughn Fowler took the bronze with 7.07m, while Kingston College’s Shammawi Wellington was fourth with 7.05m.
Kingston College’s Clive Pullen, who was upset by his teammate Keniel Grant last year, stormed back to win the Class One long jump with 7.57m, beating the Calabar pair of Sadike Eddie and Julaine Walker, both of whom had identical marks of 7.32m for the silver and bronze medals.
Grant, who only qualified for the final on his final attempt in Tuesday’s first round, finished fifth.
After Tuesday’s quiet opening day the sparks started flying yesterday with teams positioning themselves for places in the finals, as the championships intensified with each passing session.
The sprinters made their first appearance yesterday in the first round of the 200m where all the favourites advanced comfortably.
Munro College’s Delano Williams, the IAAF World Junior champion who is chasing a third straight title, cruised home in his heat of the Class One event in 21.77 seconds and told the Jamaica Observer he was “not thinking too far ahead”.
Williams, who will also try to defend the Class One sprint double when the 100m starts today, said: “I am taking it round by round and just see how it goes.”
Odail Todd of Green Island High, who withdrew from last year’s Championships due to injury, also won his heat in an easy-looking 21.43 seconds, and told the Observer he was not pressured to try to make up for last year.
Calabar’s World Junior Championships 400m finalist Javon Francis, along with Ivan Henry of St Jago High, Jevaughn Minzie of Bog Walk, who had the fastest time of 21.40 seconds, and dark horse Gremeko Whitelock of Green Island, all advanced to this afternoon’s semi-finals.
Michael O’Hara of Calabar High, the defending champion, and Raheem Robinson of St Jago, the bronze medallist last year, who are expected to decide the gold and silver medals on Saturday, practically jogged their heat, finishing first and second in 21.62 seconds and 22.12 seconds, respectively.
Anthony Carpenter of Calabar High ran 22.97 seconds to lead the Class Three qualifiers ahead of Kingston College’s Jhevaughn Matherson (22.99 seconds), and Calabar’s Rohan Moore (23.17 seconds).
Earlier in the first event of the day, Munro College’s Jevaughn Shaw threw 49.90m to lead the qualifying in the Class One discus.
The Western Championships gold medallist’s throw led IAAF World Youth and World Junior champion and defending Class One champion Fedric Dacres (48.25m), and Kingston College’s Chadrick DaCosta (45.73m).
Fifteen athletes, including Edwin Allen’s Demar Gayle, qualified for today’s final, surpassing the 39.10m automatic qualifying distance.
Excelsior High’s Rayon Black leads the Class One 800m qualifying after winning heat seven in 1 minute, 55.52 seconds, ahead of Kingston College’s Brian Smith’s 1 minute, 55.63 seconds, and Petersfield’s Osgane Turner, who ran 1 minute, 56.04 seconds to win his heat.
Munro College’s Herbert Thomas, who won at CARIFTA Trials in a personal best 1 minute, 53.03 seconds, also advanced to the semi-finals set for tomorrow afternoon.
The Petersfield pair of Tion Grey (1 minute, 58.92 seconds), and Ryan Dunkley (1 minute, 59.89 seconds) were the only two Class Two boys under the two-minute mark in the first round, while Kingston College’s Damoy Boyd leads the Class Three qualifying.
Kingston College’s Omar McLeod, who was second last year while running for Manchester High, leads the qualifiers in the 400m hurdles Open, winning his first-round heat in 51.59 seconds; Kyle Robinson of Jamaica College was next with 52.93 seconds ahead of Okeen Williams of St Elizabeth Technical (54.12 seconds).
March 14, 2013 No Comments
DEFENDING champions Edwin Allen were in the lead in the girls’ section after two events scored, while two records were broken up to press time on day two of the 2013 Inter-Secondary School Sports Association/GraceKennedy Boys’ & Girls’ Athletic Championships at the National Stadium.
Tara-Sue Barnett of Edwin Allen broke her own record twice, finishing with a distance of 51.16m to claim the Class One discus, while her teammate Rochelle Frazer claimed the Class Two shot put, as Edwin Allen moved to 30 points.
Barnett threw the discus distance on her third attempt after earlier opening with a record 45.90m, followed by a foul throw on her second attempt.
Gleneve Grange of Holmwood took second with 49.05m, while Edwin Allen’s Tasha Crosse threw a distance of 43.83m to finish third.
The shot put record was broken at least five times during competition before Frazer finally topped the other competitors with a throw of 15.93m ahead of Manchester High’s Isheka Binns with 15.11m, and Edwin Allen’s Janell Fullerton with 14.67m.
Meanwhile, Vere Technical’s Shericka Jackson looked set to close out her ‘Champs’ career on a high after taking an easy victory to advance to today’s semi-finals of the Class One girls’ 200m.
Jackson, who easily won the Under-20 event at the Carifta trials two weeks ago, strolled to victory in heat one in a time of 23.54 seconds, as she opened up a 10-metre gap between herself and second place qualifier Asaine Hall of Petersfield in 24.16, and Oshin Brooks-Gillings of St Jago in 24.59.
Enough time seemed to have passed for Holmwood’s Chanice Bonner, who was left deflated after failing to make the grade in the Under-20 100m at the Carifta trials, won her heat easily in the overall fourth fastest qualifying time of 24.69 seconds.
Vere’s Chantal Pennie posted 24.90 seconds for second in the heat, while Anastassia Scott of St Andrew was third in a time of 24.93 seconds.
It was a fairly uneventful day with no surprises in the girls’ section of the five-day championships.
Shimarya Williams of Clarendon College easily won the Class Two girls’ 200m heat one in a time of 24.01 seconds, moving into the semi-finals as the fastest qualifier ahead of Joneille Smith of Wolmer’s Girls, who won heat three in a time of 24.45 seconds.
Dianna Johnson of Holmwood secured heat one in 24.52 seconds, with Christine Moss of St Elizabeth Technical second in 24.62, and Saqukine Cameron of Edwin Allen, third in 24.94.
In the field, Kedijah Oliphant of Oberlin and 22 other girls cleared the bar at 1.55m to advance to the final of the Class Two high jump.
In Class Four, Shaneil English was the best qualifier for the long jump after leaping 5.06m.
After two events, Edwin Allen lead the standings with former champions Holmwood and St Jago sharing second place on nine points.
Manchester High are fourth with eight points, while St Andrew Technical round out the top five with five points.
Four finals will be contested on today’s third day of action. The Class Three high jump, Class Two and Class Four long jump, and the triple jump Open will take the spotlight.
March 14, 2013 No Comments
While the race for top honours in the boys’ section at the 2013 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships seems headed for a straight dogfight, it will take nothing short of a miracle to stop reigning Girls’ champions Edwin Allen from ticking off their second straight win.
Defending champions Calabar High will enter today’s opening day of what is considered the biggest event of its kind anywhere on the planet knowing fully well that there will be no room for mistakes, with equal ever-present Kingston College (KC) desperate to claw into that 22.5 points difference that determined last year’s title.
However, try telling that to assistant coach Omar Hawes, who was a picture of ease and confidence on the eve of what is expected to be five days of fierce competition.
“We are confident that we will be defending our title,” said Hawes to The Gleaner. “Champs is a funny event, though, so in some cases, it’s touch and go, so to speak, but if all goes well, we should be able to come out on top.”
The throwing disciplines
The Red Hills Road-based institution has made the throwing disciplines its bread and butter, and with World Youth Champion Fedrick Dacres among the ranks, conditioned by throws coach Julian Robinson, Hawes is once again banking on raking in the points in this particular area. However, the defending champions are confident they have done the work and will be looking for solid contribution from the entire team.
“We normally bank on the throws, and everything is once again going well in that area. The middle distance is on stream and looks good as well. We are still strong in the jumps and hurdles, but it’s the overall performance of the team that we are really counting on,” Hawes added.
So how many points will it take to win Boys’ Champs this year?
To defend title
Hawes believes his team will need to come close to the 287.5 points that it registered last year if it is to successfully defend the title.
Head coach of KC, Michael Russell, strongly believes that the North Street-based institution will win the title for the first time since their 1.5-point victory over Calabar in 2009.
“We will be going out there to do our best as we worked very hard in training. We have also done very well in the various meets leading up to the Championships,” Russell told The Gleaner yesterday.
Russell added: “We expect a close finish, but we can pull it off. Our main rivals should be Calabar, but we won’t take any other team for granted. In 2011, it was expected to be a two-horse race between KC and Calabar, but Jamaica College won Champs that year. We are not taking any team lightly.”
On the girls’ side, even though they have disappointed in the past, it’s probably more likely that a meteorite would land at the National Stadium than it would be for Edwin Allen to relinquish their title this year.
While their main rivals, Holmwood Technical, who were on a nine-year winning streak before Edwin Allen disrupted the party, continues their rebuilding efforts, the defending champions seem just as menacing as they were a year ago, showing tremendous depth and quality in the field and on the track.
The girls from Frankfield in Clarendon chalked up a massive 346 points en route to their first hold of the coveted Girls’ title last year – 124 points more than second-placed Holmwood.
Edwin Allen head coach Michael Dyke is certain his team is in a good position to hold on to its title and is looking to pile on the pressure on his rivals from the get go.
“We had some problems in the early stages, but we are good now. We are expecting to do very well over the first two days, and that will ensure that we pull away from our rivals from early,” said Dyke.
The five-day championships gets under way today with 14 preliminary-round events, including the sprint hurdles and steeplechase. The first event is scheduled for a 2:30 p.m. start with the day’s action set to close at 6:10 p.m.
March 12, 2013 No Comments
Some of the island’s top junior hurdlers will be the highlight of today’s opening day of the 2013 Inter-Secondary School Sports Association (ISSA)/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships inside the National Stadium.
Calabar and Edwin Allen will start the defence of their respective Boys and Girls’ titles, and despite the fact that no points will be on offer during today’s curtain-raiser, there should be no shortage of action as athletes jostle for positions and try to secure their spots in later rounds.
The Red Hills Road-based Calabar High scored 287.5 points last year to outlast Kingston College (265) and Jamaica College (221), and coach Michael Clarke and his charges are well aware that it will be another close contest this time around.
Edwin Allen were dominant last year, beating then champions Holmwood Technical by more than 100 points – racking up 346 points to the nine-time champions’ 222 – to secure their first hold on the top prize.
Fourteen events make up today’s schedule with standouts such as Kingston College’s Omar McLeod, Yanick Hart of Wolmer’s, Camperdown’s Peta-Gaye Williams, and St Jago’s Chrisdale McCarthy expected to lay down early markers.
McLeod and Hart will be hoping to navigate these early rounds successfully and take their Class One 110m hurdles rivalry all the way to the final scheduled for Saturday afternoon.
Williams has been well conditioned and looks in good knick this season despite sitting out last week’s Carifta Trials due to a niggle. The Class Two 100m hurdles favourite will also be looking to send a strong message to her rivals later this afternoon, likewise McCarthy, who is expected to take top honours in the Class One equivalent.
Outstanding Kingston College pair Clive Pullen and Keneil Grant will play a key role in their school’s efforts to wrestle the Mortimer Geddes trophy from Calabar and will be looking to ensure safe passage to the final when they get going in the Class One long jump at 2:35 p.m.
March 12, 2013 No Comments
ARIETA Martin and Kevin Brown took top honours in the half marathon at Sundays Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) Kingston City Run.
The run, which started at approximately 6:45 a.m., attracted more than 2,000 participants with the 5K race starting at the intersection of Trafalgar Road and Tobago Avenue while the half marathon started at Emancipation Park. Both races ended at Emancipation Park.
The half marathon, which took the runners past Devon Road, along West King’s House, Charlemont Avenue, and as far as the University of the West Indies campus and Long Mountain Road, saw Brown and Shawn Pitter in a very close battle all the way before Brown got the better of his rival in a very close finish. Brown clocked one hour 08.25 minutes while Pitter did 1:08.16.5 for second, with another road race veteran, Rupert Green, third in 1:11.53.
Brown, who received an airline return ticket to London for his effort, was very elated with his winning run.
“I am happy for the win as the course was challenging at first as I had not warmed up properly, because I got to the starting point a bit late. At one stage at UWI, I felt like vomiting, but I told myself that I had to continue and stepped up the pace. I was strongly challenged by Pitter but I did enough to hold him off,” said Brown.
For the experienced Martin, who also won an airline ticket from Caribbean Airlines, it was also challenging.
“It was not one of my best runs as I have not trained for over a week because of illness, and what also compounded things for me, I took the wrong turn off by going inside the University of Technology and I had to run hard in the event to make up for that error,” said Martin, who ended the course in 1:32.05 to beat out Karen Blagrove, who was second in 1:34.47.
In the 5K event, Kevin Campbell came out on top in the male category in 19:15.5, ahead of Howard Henry (19:39.2), while Heather Sykes Facey took the top award among the females. Both 5K winners received a 42″ flat-screen television for their efforts.
Bart Yasso from Runner’s World, who also participated in the event, was very pleased with the whole organisation and the course itself.
“The course was extremely good, especially the second part coming down the hill, and it was good to see some beautiful places in Kingston. It was a great job done by the organisers of the meet. I will be back in Kingston next year for this race,” he said.
With a host of corporate firms participating in the event, it was the Courtleigh group that came out on top. Proceeds from the event will go to the Marie Atkins Shelter, Missionaries of the Poor, Food For the Poor and Open Arms Drop-In Centre.
March 12, 2013 No Comments
KINGSTON, Jamaica – A number of slight glitches affected this morning’s start of the 37th staging of the Gibson Relays at the National Stadium in Kingston.
A broken cable prevented electronic timing of early races, and up to 11:30am all results were being hand-timed as technicians worked feverishly to restore the electronic timing devices.
And the late opening of the gates also caused frustration for early patrons at this the first staging of the event without the founder Neville ‘Teddy’ McCook who died recently and will be buried tomorrow.
Action on the track was however not unduly affected, and the appearance of double World Record holder and six time Olympic Games gold medallist Usain Bolt was a bonus for the early arrivals.
Bolt ran the third leg of the Racers Lions 4x400m team, joining Dwight Mullings, Darrion Bent and Demar Murray, clocking 3 minutes 06.9 seconds to beat the Dominican Republic and qualify for this evening’s final.
Defending champions Manchester High lead the qualifiers in the high school boys 4x400m running 3 minutes 14.4 seconds to qualify along with Excelsior High, Munro College, Kingston College, Jamaica College, St Elizabeth Technical, Wolmers Boys and Hydel.
Manchester High girls also lead the qualifiers in the high schools 4x400m winning their heat in 3 minutes 37.3 seconds followed by Vere Technical’s 3 minutes 45.7 seconds, while St Jago, St Elizabeth Technical, Holmwood Technical, Hydel, St Andrew High and Edwin Allen all advanced as well.
February 23, 2013 No Comments
The 15th staging of the Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run brings New Kingston alive this morning with record-breaking 20,501 registrants all geared to walk, run and wheelchair in aid of the Bustamante Hospital for Children, Jamaica National Children’s Home and Best Care Lodge. The event, which starts at 7:30, seeks to raise $16 million for the charities.
With more people opting to run versus walk/wheelchair each year, it is interesting to note that women now outnumber men 2:1 in the run category. Last year, female participants outnumbered males in the run category by less than 30. This year, the figure stands at over 600.
Ingrid Card, assistant vice-president, group marketing at Sagicor, says the company is appreciative of the overwhelming support received in 2013 and the years preceding. “The Sagicor Sigma Run has been the biggest event on our group calendar for many years. It is near and dear to our hearts because it supports two of Sagicor’s core mandates: youth development and nation building.”
Card went on to thank volunteers and sponsors who have been on board for the 15-years span of the 5K road race.
For 2013, there are two overall awards: Best Corporate Run Team Male and Best Corporate Run Team Female instead of the single Best Corporate Run Team awarded last year.
The Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run is the largest 5K road race in the Caribbean and the largest per capital in the world.
February 17, 2013 No Comments
MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Class One sprints for boys and girls are expected to highlight today’s combined finals of the Hanover Co-operative Credit Union/COCAA Western Championships at the Montego Bay Sports Complex, set to start at 10:00 am.
After two days of elimination at St Elizabeth Technical on Tuesday for the boys and Thursday at Irwin High for girls, the stage is set for what is expected to be an exciting day of competition.
In addition to the finals of the ‘flat’ events, the sprint and intermediate hurdles will be run today.
Munro College, who were dethroned by St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) as boys’ champions last year, and defending girls champions STETHS are the leaders going into today’s finals.
Munro College lead Petersfield High by 47.5 points (165-117.5) with defending champions STETHS in third place on 111.5, while STETHS are ahead in the girls’ section (144 to 76), with Rusea’s High in third place on 75.5 points.
The boys’ Class One sprint double is expected to be a repeat clash between Munro College’s Delano Williams, who won both events last year, beating Green Island’s Odail Todd.
With Todd sidelined by injuries at the ISSA National Championships later in the 2012 season, Williams repeated the feat at Champs and the Green Island runner, who is also the IAAF World Youth Championships 100m champion, has his chance to make amends today.
In their only face-to-face clash on Tuesday, in the semi-finals of the 100m, Williams, the IAAF World Junior Championships 200m champion, recovered from a slow start to win the race over Todd, who was slowing down at the end.
Okeen Williams of STETHS, Herbert Morrison’s Gawain Williams, and Green Island’s Chadwayne Vidal will also be seeking a place on the podium.
Williams also has the fastest time in the 200m going into the final after running 21.66 seconds to win his semi-final easily, while Todd clocked 21.80 seconds to win his semi-final.
Herbert Morrison’s Williams, who was the Class Two sprint double champion last year, was the only other runner under 22.00 seconds on Tuesday, but Green Island’s Gremiko Whitelock could surprise in this event.
In the girls’ event, Petersfield’s Asain Hall will be attempting the treble, the 100m, 200m and 400m, and leads the field after the eliminations. She won the 200m/400m double and was third in the 100m in Class Two last year.
The national junior representative ran 12.54 seconds to win her 100m semi-final heat on Thursday and is expected to be challenged by Green Island’s Ashley Mylrea, STETHS’ Lashana Dennis, and William Knibb’s Kacey McGrath.
Hall ran 24.40 seconds in the 200m, the only athlete under 25.00 seconds, but Manning’s Janelle Williams, Mylrea and Dennis will challenge for medals.
She also ran 58.19 seconds in the 400m, but STETHS’ Kimone Green, who is expected to win the 400m hurdles, will push her all the way.
The Class One boys 800m could be one of the most competitive events on the day with any of three runners led by Petersfield’s Oshane Turner and defending champion Herbert Thomas of Munro College, the 1,500m champion, last year’s Class Two champion Ricardo McKenzie of Cornwall College and Tarique Fullerton, a finalists for Cornwall College last year, but running for Munro this year, also in the mix.
Boys’ points standing after 18 finals: Munro College 165, Petersfield High 117.5, STETHS 111.5, Cornwall College 92, Herbert Morrison 62, Green Island 25, Manning’s 17, Godfrey Stewart 13, William Knibb Memorial 12, Lacovia 7, Frome Technical 7, Maud McLeod 7, Hopewell 6, BB Coke 5, Lewisville High 4, Irwin 4, Balaclava 3, Muschett 3, Rusea’s High 3, and Holland High 1.
Girls points standing after 16 finals: STETHS 144, Manning’s School 76, Rusea’s High 75.5, Herbert Morrison 50, Hampton School 49.5, Frome 40, Grange Hill 24, Lewisville 19, Montego Bay High 18, BB Coke 17, William Knibb 11.5, Petersfield 9, Muschett 9, Godfrey Stewart 6, Mt Alvernia High 6, Green Island 6, Newell 5.5, Lacovia 6, Hopewell 5, Holland High 4, Little London 3, Balaclava 2, and Spot Valley 1.
February 16, 2013 No Comments
SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Sixteen finals are down for competition today as the boys’ eliminations of County of Cornwall Athletics Association (COCAA) Hanover Co-operative Credit Union’s Western Athletics Championships, to be held at the St Elizabeth Technical Sports Complex in Santa Cruz, are set to start at 9:00 am.
The Championships will be held over three days with the girls’ eliminations set for Thursday at Irwin High School and the finals set for the Montego Bay Sports Complex on Saturday.
Twenty-eight boys’ schools and 30 girls’ schools are set to compete for the titles held by St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) after they took the double last year.
Two new events will be contested at the Boys’ Western Championships, the triple jump Class Two and the 80m hurdles for Class Four competitors.
Stephen Smith, president of COCAA, told the Jamaica Observer yesterday that “barring any unforeseen circumstances we are set to go tomorrow”.
After their outstanding showing in early season meetings and in the relays at the 35th Milo Western Relays last weekend, Munro College look set to make a bid to retain the boys’ title they lost last year, while STETHS will start favourites to win the girls’ section once again.
Today there will be finals in all three 1,500m races, the classes two, three and four long jump, all three shot put and discus events, the high jump class one, two and four, as well as the javelin open.
Meanwhile, the first two rounds of the 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m, as well as the first rounds of the 4x100m and 4x400m relays will be run today.
Munro College’s IAAF World Junior Championships 200m champion Delano Williams, who won the Class One boys’ 100m/200m sprint double last year, will renew rivalries with Green Island’s Odail Todd, who finished behind him both times last year.
They are unlikely to meet today, but all eyes will be on them, as they go through the rounds.
Green Island’s Chadwayne Vidal and Gremiko Whitelock are expected to throw their names in the hat as contenders for medals in the Class One 100m and 200m, respectively.
The Frome Technical pair of Tafari Ellis and Delton Foote will seek to get into the finals of the Class One 400m, while William Knibb Memorial Laurel Gordon, who had a season’s best 6.78m at the Milo Western Relays, will start favourites to win the Class One long jump.
While Munro College are expected to pick up a bunch of points in the throwing events and could lead after today’s finals, Petersfield High’s Stevon Crooks in the Class One shot put and Glenford Watson in the Class One discus could win gold.
Munro’s Kino Dunkley could win the double in Class Two, however, after dominating the early season meets, but will get competition from Cornwall College’s Warren Barrett.
February 14, 2013 No Comments