Finally! Edwin Allen threw the 800-lb gorilla off their back after close misses in the last two years to finally crown themselves queens of Jamaica’s high school track and field after a brilliant and almost flawless display over five days, ending with their coronation at the National Stadium last night as the 102nd ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ and Girls’ Championships came to a close. Meanwhile, Calabar captured their 23rd lien on the Mortimer Geddes Trophy for Boys to celebrate their 100th anniversary in style.
Calabar amassed 287.5 to beat Kingston College (KC) 265 and Jamaica College (JC) 220.5, with Wolmer’s Boys’ fourth on 140. Unlike the last two years, when they were tipped to win but came up short due to a mixture of misfortune, and some would say bad tactics, it finally came together for coach Michael Dyke.
Edwin Allen, who won two of the four sprint relays in Classes One and Four to cap a fine week’s work, tallied 365 points, 131 ahead of Holmwood Technical’s 234 with St Jago High holding on to third place with 180 points. The vanquished Holmwood had their nine-win streak snapped. Vere Technical scored 150 points, Hydel had their best- ever showing with 114 points, while St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) scored 105 points.
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