Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has congratulated Calabar and Edwin Allen High Schools on being victorious in the 2017 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championship at the National Stadium on Saturday (April 1).
“Congrats to all the winners! Congratulations Calabar High and Edwin Allen High on winning, yet again, the coveted ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championship,” Minister Grange said.
The performance by all the athletes show that we have a fantastic track and field nursery and I just know it will get better,” said the Minister.
The Minister noted that the level of sportsmanship and determination that was displayed at the Championship spoke volumes of the work being done by the athletes, their coaches and support teams, who are committed to developing athletic talent.
“Many records were broken and it was just such healthy competition between all our schools. Champs 2017 lived up to expectations. Our athletes gave a good showing and I am proud of them all,” she added.
Minister Grange also commended the organisers and thanked the sponsors for investing in Jamaica’s young talent.
Calabar kept their Boys Champs team title after tallying 317 points to beat Kingston College was second with 314 while the champs from Frankfield, Clarendon finished 60.5 points clear of their closest rivals, which was not too surprising, given the early predictions and expectations.