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.