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Champs 2017 (#Champs2017) will be Mar 28 through April 01, 2017
Boys & Girls Champs 2017 #Champs2017

The ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys & Girls Athletic Championships (“Champs”) will begin on Mar 28, 2017 at 9AM and end April 01, 2017 just after 8PM. One thing we can be sure of is that the winning schools on the boys and girls side will be no April’s fools.

You may remember that the Gibson-McCook relays was just over a week ago.

Live Stream Champs 2017

1SpotMedia reprises their coverage of Champs on Pay-Per-View.

You may purchase the event from 1SpotMedia (use the https when ordering or click link) and live stream #Champs any day from March 28 through April 1, 2017.

WARNING: It is expensive in our opinion and 1SpotMedia does well to entice us to purchase the entire event, though many do not watch the first 3 days online.

Represent Your School

Whether you are going to the National Stadium, watching on TV, listening on the radio, or live-streaming, don’t forget to represent your school here on Yowlink. If your school already has a Yow group, join and represent. Otherwise, create one.

As always, stay tuned to Yowlink for more information.

5 in a row for Calabar, 3 in a row for Edwin Allen

#Champs2016 is over with a celebration akin to “New Years eve/night” without fireworks with Edwin Allen Comprehensive and Calabar winning the Girls and Boys Champs respectively.

Calabar High School, heavy favorites going into the 2016 Boys Athletic Championships, shook of challenges on the final day from Kingston College and Jamaica College to lift their 5th in a row, and 26 total Champs. Edwin Allen made it 3 in a row and 4 total Girls Championships, and were not threatened at all on the final day.

Girls Champs

  1. Edwin Allen – 329.5
  2. Hydel – 263
  3. St. Jago – 241.5
  4. Holmwood – 184
  5. Vere – 139
  6. Excelsior – 80,
  7. STETHS – 72,
  8. Wolmer’s – 63.2,
  9. Manchester High – 55
  10. Alpha 45.2

Boys Champs

  1. Calabar – 287.5
  2. KC – 250
  3. JC – 227.5
  4. St. Jago – 175
  5. STETHS – 100
  6. Petersfield – 71
  7. Excelsior – 63
  8. Munro – 51
  9. Wolmer’s – 50
  10. Herbert Morrison – 33

Congratulations to the youngsters, some of whmo may be representing us in Brazil at the Olympics later this year, and certainly in the future.

Talk to me nuh.

ISSA Boys & Girls Athletic Championships scheduled for Mar 15-19

#Champs2016, the ISSA Boys & Girls Athletic Championships (Champs) is scheduled for Tuesday Mar 15 – Saturday Mar 19, 2016. In arguably the best high-school level athletic championship in the world, Champs was extended an extra day to give distance / steeplechase runners an extra day of rest.

#Champs2016 Live Feed outside Jamaica

Champs is usually broadcasted in Jamaica but viewers outside of Jamaica can watch it live[stream] on 1SpotMedia pay-per-view. The cost is up from prior years offered by 1SpotMedia and SportsMax, etc.

#Champs2016 Event Schedule

To see the day and times of each event, you may download this PDF.


Feel free to come back to Yowlink and represent your school.  Log in, and join your school’s group… or create one if it’s not already created.

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:


  • 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


  • 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