Shantae Foreman of Excelsior was in record breaking form on Thursday’s (22 March) third day of Champs 2018.

Foreman, who set the previous record of 1.79m in 2017, will now leave the Class 3 high jump record at 1.80m. She made three unsuccessful attempts at 1.82m, the World Junior Championships qualifying mark.

The 15-year-old said she “really wanted to clear 1.82” but promised “I believe I will do it at Carifta.”

Annishka McDonald of Vere was the silver medal winner with 1.71m while Daniel Hinds, Foreman’s teammate, picked up bronze with 1.65m.

Foreman’s victory put Excelsior into the lead with 21 points. Rusea’s, the leader of day 2, now dropped to second with 16 points.
Vere, 14, St. Jago, nine, and Immaculate, nine, rounded off the top five teams.

In the Class 1 boys’ discus final, Roje Stona of St. Jago came out on top with 63.07m. Kai Chang of Calabar took the silver medal with 61.79m while bronze went to Petersfield High’s 57.65.

At the end of three finals, Calabar stretched their lead to 32 points, 14 more than Kingston College (KC), 20, and St. Jago, 18.


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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