Brianna Lyston to light up Champs 2022 --- East Coast International Showcase
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The most talked-about event in Jamaica is finally here. The ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Track and Field Championships (Champs 2022) will be held from Tuesday, April 5, 2022, until Saturday, April 9, 2022.

The event, which took place behind closed doors last year, sees the return of spectators.

On the boys’ side, Defending champions Jamaica College will have a hard time keeping their title, as the powerful Kingston College is confident of their 33rd title success. The build-up so far makes the first three days a must-see, especially with the revised schedule, with some experts predicting the championships could be over before Saturday.

Edwin Allen appears to be in pole position to defend their title; however, St. Jago High and Hydel High, who both scored more than 300 points last year for second and third, will aim for another strong performance this year.

Notwithstanding the schools with title aspirations being the main talking points, several outstanding athletes will be on display.

Heading the list is the classy Clayton twins now competing in class one. Hydel’s Briana Lyston, who missed last year’s championships due to the transfer eligibility rules, is back with something to prove. Kingston College’s Jaydon Hibbert will take centre stage in the triple jump, while Jamaica College’s J’Voughnn Blake will be aiming to break the class one boys 800m record.

Expect fireworks in all the male 100m sprints.

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Noel Francis
Noel Francis is without doubt one of the most naturally gifted track & field writers in Jamaica. His passionate, creative, informative and engaging writing style has been recognised and enjoyed worldwide. He started out writing several articles with trackalerts.com in 2013 and his marketability soared with a number of his stories being featured on the US based Track and Field News – The Bible of the Sport. He is now the IAAF correspondent in Jamaica and a regular contributor for the Florida based high school track website Dyestatfl.com. Noel has a first degree in Banking & Finance and works as a Treasury Officer in the financial industry.

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