Calabar and Edwin Allen are Champs 2018 winners. At the end of 42 boys’ finals, Calabar tallied 368.5 points, while Edwin Allen finished on 326 points after 46 finals.

The Red Hills Road-based Calabar was winning their 7th straight title while Edwin Allen added their 5th in seven years as the curtains came down on the Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Championships inside the National Stadium on Saturday night (24 March).

Kingston College (KC), Calabar’s main challengers, finished with 278 points while JC ended on 224.5.

Christopher Taylor, who was impressive on anchor with a 44.7 split, closed the five-day show in style for Calabar, only to hear almost an hour after that his team was disqualified based on ISSA’s rule 5b.

They were first across the line in the 4x400m open relay in 3:05.60, which would have lowered the previous mark of 3:06.76.

In the end, however, Antoino Watson, who took Petersfield across the line in 2nd, was handed the victory in 3:10.64 ahead of JC 3:10.93.

In the girls’ final event, Shiann Salmon, the 400/400mH double winner, impressive anchor leg runner, prevented a fitting end for Edwin Allen.

Hydel topped the 4x400m final in 3:33.71 ahead of Edwin Allen 3:37.86 and Holmwood 3:38.11.

Hydel finished second with 289 points, just four points ahead of Holmwood 285.
St. Jago 178 and Vere 105.5 rounded off the top five.


By Anthony Foster

Is a two-time Jamaica sports journalist of the year (2004 and 2005) and world-renowned journalist. One of his award-winning articles was on Usain Bolt, 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion and sprint double record holder, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony has covered Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016; Six (6) IAAF World Athletics Championships between 2007 and 2019 and several other international sporting events, including the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his favourite football team, Argentina vs the USA in 2004.

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