Shamella Donaldson of Rusea’s won the Class 1 girls’ discus final with a throw of 50.70m at Champs2019

Kingston College (KC) and Rusea’s are the early leaders at the end of day two #Champs2019

The North Street-based school lead with 27 points after two finals. They are followed rivals Calabar on 16, Jamaica College (JC), nine, St. Elizabeth Technical (STETHS), six, and Wolmer’s, five.

On the girls’ side, Rusea’s are out front on 23 points, 13 more than favourites Edwin Allen, 10, STETHS, nine, Wolmer’s, seven, and Excelsior, seven.

Wayne Pinnock’s 8.05m jump to set a new Class 1 boys’ long jump record was the day’s highlight. The 17-year-old was in impressive form as he broke the 1993 old mark of 7.87m set by Leon Gordon.

Pinnock leapt 7.95m on his second attempt and 8.05m on his third occasion.
Pinnock, the World U20 bronze medallist, said he “followed my coach’s instructions.”
“It’s a great feeling for me,” he said of his record-breaking performance.

Shacquille Lowe, also of KC, was the silver medal winner with 7.61m.

Calabar finished 1/2 in the Class 2 boys’ long jump final with Jordan Turner, 7.46m, and Luke Brown, 7.45m.

Shamella Donaldson of Rusea’s won the Class 1 girls’ discus final with a throw of 50.70m. Adrienne Adams of Excelsior, 47.32m, and Vere’s Marie Forbes, 46.94m, were second and third respectively.

The Class 2 girls’ shot put title went to Sherene Williams of STETHS with 13.94m.

Meanwhile, Calabar’s pair of Evaldo Whitehorne, 47.31, and Christopher Taylor, 48.40, along with Petersfield’s Antonio Watson, 48.10 and Wolmer’s Jeremy Farr, 47.68, are into the semi-finals of the Class 1 boys’ 400m.

KC’s Aryamanya Rodgers, 16:14.11 qualified for the final of the boys’ 5,000m open, but Calabar’s pair of Kenroy Venson, 15:51.16 and Rivaldo Marshall, 16:07.32 are the fastest qualifiers.

Calabar got disqualified in the Class 3 boys’ 4x100m relay while KC qualified in all classes.


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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