Kimar Farquharson led his team home in style at Gibson McCook Relays

Calabar, led by an impressive anchor leg by Kimar Farquharson, won the boys’ 4x800m open at Gibson McCook Relays at the National Stadium on Saturday, February 23.

Farquharson, who received the baton some 15 meters behind Jamaica College (JC), quickly made up ground before taking charge in the homestretch. He took Calabar across the line in 7:31.71, a new championship record.

JC 7:32.18 and Kingston College (KC) 7:34.78 were second and third respectively.

In the female section, Edwin Allen dominated with 8:58.00. They won way ahead of St. Mary 9:09.95 and Holmwood 9:17.35.

Enid Bennett produced a shocker in the boys 1600m medley. They crossed the line in 3:25.99 ahead of KC 3:27.27 and Holmwood 3:27.79.

The Queens School, thanks to a brilliant leg from Daszay Freeman, stunned their rivals in the girls’ 1600m medley relay. Queens’ 4:00.83 just got them across the line just ahead of Holmwood 4:00.86.


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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