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Calabar 4-peats, Edwin Allen repeats, Records broken

Calabar outlasted Kingston College (KC) in the final night of the ISSA Boys and Girls Athletic Championships (Champs 2015) to gain their fourth consecutive lien on the title. On the girls side, Edwin-Allen blew away the competition on route to their 3rd title in 4 years, and 2 consecutive… 4 years after the Holmwood dominance.

Going into Champs 2015, Calabar and Edwin Allen were favored by the majority of analysts and me, but the perception was that an upset of Calabar by Kingston College was possible. It wasn’t to be as outstanding Class II athlete Jhevaughn Matterson (KC) pulled up in the 200M semis and pulled out (not scoring a single point for KC). Captain Michael O’Hara & Christopher Taylor made sure that Calabar repeated as champions with multiple goal medal runs… However, nobody expected it to be close with Edwin Allen who had runners in most finals, hence scoring points even when they didn’t win.

Congratulations to both Edwin Allen and Calabar for a great performance and winning. Big ups to Kingston College, Jamaica College, St Jago boys and girls, Hydel girls, Holmwood girls, Vere girls. STETHS boys, Wolmers boys and girls. the entire list of athletes, and organizers who made Champs 2015 a success.

Final Points – Girls

  1. Edwin Allen – 321
  2. Hydel – 221
  3. St Jago – 219.33  (corrected)
  4. Holmwood – 206
  5. Vere – 136

The Ranks – Boys

  1. Calabar – 280.50 (updated)
  2. KC – 265 (updated)
  3. JC – 200
  4. St Jago – 183
  5. STETHS – 132

Broken Records

There were a few more records broken this year, many of which came in the relays (the last hour of the night). Some of them are listed below:

Boys

  • Calabar – class I 4x100m – 39.08 secs
  • Calabar – [open] 4x400m – 03:06.76 mins
  • Akeem Bloomfield (KC) – Class I 400m – 44.93 secs
  • Jaheel Hyde (Wolmers) – Class I 400m hurdles – 49.01 secs
  • Demar Gayle (Edwin Allen) – Class I shot put – 19.52m

Girls

  • Peta-Gay Williams(St Jago) – class I 100m hurdles – 13.56 secs
  • Joanne Reid (St. Jago) – Class IV 200m – 24.21 secs
  • Edwin Allen – Class II 4x100m – 44.88 secs
  • Class IV 4x100m – 46.65 secs

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