St Elizabeth Technical Excessive Faculty (STETHS) gained all three 100m boys’ finals to steal the highlight on day three of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ and Ladies’ Athletics Championships at Nationwide Stadium yesterday.
Regardless that eyes are firmly fastened on the battle for first place, it was STETHS who grabbed the headlines as they displayed wonderful sprinting in all three lessons.
The looming battle between defending champions Kingston School (KC) and Jamaica School (JC) was performed out on the third day as JC ate away on the huge KC lead and even surpassed the champions at one level, just for KC to regain the lead on the finish of the third day after Javain Johnson delivered 12 factors when he gained the decathlon Open.
KC started the day with a 15-point lead over second-placed St Jago and a 25-point lead over the anticipated challengers JC, however noticed the hole whittled away after the primary set of finals within the morning session.
JC capitalised on their space of power tallying 41 factors within the 1,500m in comparison with KC’s 23 factors.
In Class Three, Tyrone Lawson struck gold to bag 9 factors, profitable in 4:16.71, whereas his teammate Rasheed Pryce completed fourth, including one other 5 factors to the JC tally.
Charehon Connally of Maggotty Excessive gained the silver medal with 4:21.84, whereas Rhsaune Johnson of Calabar took the bronze medal after crossing the road in 4:29.35. Mickael Williams scored three factors for KC when he completed in sixth place.
Khandale Frue and Kemmario Bygrave accomplished the anticipated quinella for JC within the Class Two remaining. Frue took gold in 4:12.16 and Bygrave the silver in 4:13.26 as 16 large factors went to Previous Hope Highway. Alex Taylor of St Jago Excessive gained the bronze in 4:14.60.
The KC pair of Darnell Edwards (4:15.01) and Jacquan Coke (4:19.26) had been fourth and fifth, respectively, scoring a complete of 9 factors for his or her college.
Chevonne Corridor of Edwin Allen upset the shape books when he gained the Class One boys’ race. Corridor led from begin to end to win in 3:59.70 forward of Aron Tanui of KC who was second in 3:59.86. Handal Roban completed third in 4:01.38, whereas his teammate and race favorite J’Voughnn Blake was a shocking fourth in 4:02.37. Giovouni Henry scored 4 factors for KC when he completed fifth in 4:03.15.
JC then collected 13.5 factors from the Class Three boys excessive leap in comparison with 11.5 by KC. Jaidi James gained gold for JC with a clearance of 1.86m. His teammate Euan Younger completed fourth with a better of 1.75m. Edward Sterling of Wolmer’s and Roshawn Onfroy of KC each shared the silver medal with 1.80m whereas Shamir Kelly of KC scored 4.5 factors after tying with Younger with a better of 1.75m.
On the finish of the excessive leap competitors, JC had closed the hole between themselves and KC to simply 4.5 factors because the scores learn, KC 89, JC 84.5.
KC then opened again up a spot of 15.5 factors after a primary and second end within the Class One boys’ discus. Ralford Mullings gained the occasion with a throw of 61.92m, whereas his teammate Javon Osbourne was the one different athlete to transcend the 60-m mark with a better of 60.06m on his penultimate throw. Christopher Younger of Edwin Allen was third with 54.99m. Shamar Reid of JC was fourth with 54.17m so as to add 5 factors to the JC tally. On the finish of the discus occasion, KC had 105 factors in comparison with 89.5 for JC.
JC continued to eat away on the KC lead after they scored closely within the 100m. JC picked up 20 factors in comparison with KC’s 14 to slender the hole to simply 8.5 factors. It was the primary time that the distinction between the 2 faculties was single digits, since day one of many meet.
The Class Three race was gained by Tramaine Todd in 11.03s forward of Nicardo Johnson of KC, who was second in 11.28s, and Malik Carridice of Vere Technical who was third in 11.40. Dontae Watson and Devoi Walters completed sixth and seventh for JC, choosing up 5 factors within the interim. The injured Tahj-marques White completed final to choose up what might show to be a beneficial level for KC.
The spectacular Orlando Wint then sped to victory within the Class Two occasion in 10.76s, holding off the problem of JC’s Hector Benjamin who was an in depth second in 10.79s. Javorne Dunkley, additionally of STETHS, was third in 11.01s displaying the sprinting power of the varsity from the “breadbasket” parish as they made it two wins from two, with the probabilities of a 3rd victory an actual chance.
Sachin Dennis then duly obliged to finish the STETHS sweep when he held off the problem of Antonio Watson of Petersfield Excessive, whilst Bouwahjgie Nkrumie threatened to steal the present, earlier than being caught by the 2, with lower than 15 metres to run. Dennis was first in 10.53s, Watson was second in 10.58s, whereas Nkrumie was third in 10.65s.
JC then took the lead for the primary time at Champs after they completed first and third within the Class Two Boys’ shot put. Josh-Ty Brown gained the occasion with a better of 16.87m, whereas his teammate Zachary Campbell was third with 16.64m. Shaiquan Dunn of St Jago, cut up the JC pair after throwing 16.67m. Joseph Farr of KC completed seventh to assert two factors for the champions as their crown shifted barely on their heads.
On the finish of the shot put competitors and with only one occasion left to attain for the day, JC had been on 124.5 factors and KC on 121 factors, a slender however vital 4.5 factors lead for the boys from Previous Hope Highway.
However the champions wouldn’t let the challengers have the final giggle on day three, as Javain Johnson accomplished the win within the Decathlon to place his college 8.5 factors forward, heading into the penultimate day of Champs. Dishaun of Calabar was second whereas Shamar Coke of Excelsior was third.
There will probably be seven finals for the boys at this time, together with the triple leap Class Two which begins the day at 9:00 am. The Class 1 shot put will get going at 9:50 am, the pole vault Open will start at 11:20 am, the lengthy leap Class 3 will get underway at 1:00pm, the triple leap Class 1 begins at 3:00pm, whereas the 400m hurdles remaining for Class 2 and Class 1 will finish the present.
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