Kingston College (KC) continued their preparation for the April 5-9 ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships by dominating action among high schools at the GC Foster Classics at GC Foster College and Physical Education of Sports in Spanish Town on Saturday.
KC secured five victories in a meet where most of the top athletes were missing.
Gianni Henry secured the first victory for KC by winning the boys’ 2000-metre steeplechase while his twin brother Giovouni was also a winner.
Gianni completed the steeplechase course in 6:00.10 for an easy victory over his teammate Darnel Edwards who clocked 6:17.35. Calabar High’s Nichalas Nickel Power finished third in 6:23.18.
Giovouni won the Boys’ Class One 800 metres in a season’s best 1:53.10 to lead home another KC’s one-two finish as Jaquan Coke clocked a personal best 1:54.56 for second place. Calabar High’s Kewarny Fletcher finished third in 1:55.14.
KC secured another 800-metre victory as Jevonne Robinson took class three honours in 2:08.04. Clarendon College’s Rushanne James (2:08.11) and Calabar’s Kharsen Fraser (2:12.20) finished second and third, respectively.
Calabar’s Chadrick Robinson won the Boys’ Class Two 800 metres in 2:00.63. Charehon Connally of Maggotty High School finished second in 2:00.79 and Omarion Clarke of Calabar, third in 2:01.15.
Shavaughn Brown and Shaemar Uter were the other winners for KC.
Brown easily won the Boys’ Class Three 400 metres in 52.88. Calabar’s Tiene Dunkley (53.30) and Greater Portmore High’s Milton Peynado (54.07) finished second and third, respectively.
Uter (47.26) won the Boys’ Class One 400 metres. KC’s Ugandan sprinter Emmanuel Rwotomiya secured a KC’s one-two finish with second place in 47.96 while Jamaica College’s (JC) Kemarrio Bygrabe finished third in a new personal best 48.20.
Requel Reid of Calabar High took the class two honours in 49.78 seconds.
Calabar were also in good form. The Red Hills Road-based school won two of the three 100-metres races.
Nickecoy Bramwell won the Boys’ Class Three 100 metres in 11.10 seconds ahead of Muchette High School’s Johan-Romaldo Giovanni Smythe (PB 11.50) and KC’s Ashane Peter Benjamin (11.53).
Shaquan Gordon took the Boys’ Class Two 100 metres in a personal best 10.95, just ahead of Steer Town Academy’s Omarion Barrett (PB 10.98) and JC’s Jay-Zre Turner (11.02).
Class One honours went to Ricquan Graham in 10.40 seconds. The KC pair of Tajae Francis (10.55) and Shavin Hector-Charles (10.66) finished second and third, respectively.
Calabar High also secured two victories in the field through Jevontae Grant and Kobe Lawrence.
Grant cleared 1.90m to take the Boys’ Class One high jump while his teammate Orian Forrest cleared 1.85 metres for second.
Lawrence won the Boys’ Class One shot put with an effort of 18.93 metres.
JC had a one-two finish in the Boys’ Class Two shot put through personal best efforts from Zachary Campbell (18.18m) and Delangelo Jackson (16.47m).
In the girls’ section, Immaculate Conception High School dominated the action in the absence of Edwin Allen and Hydel High School.
The Constant Spring Road-based school swept the 100-metres races.
Gabrielle Lyn won the Girls’ Class One 100 metres in 12.04 seconds to lead home a 1-2-3 finish for Immacuate. Chanel Honeywell (12.08) and Essence Burbridge (12.09) finished second and third, respectively.
Mickaila Haisley won the class two race in 11.76, Shevi Ann Shim took class three in 12.21 and Kedoya Lindo took class four honours in 12.00 to lead home another 1-2-3 finish for Immaculate.
In addition, Immaculate secured three victories in the field through Juliet Smith and Maja Henry who had a double victory.
Smith through a season’s best effort of 12.98 metres won the Girls’ Class One shot put title while Henry secured the Girls Class Two discus with 39.58 metres and class two discus title with an effort of 13.40 metres.
In the senior section, Olympic 200-metre final Rasheed Dwyer of Sprintec was among the standout performers. He won the men’s 100m in a good 10.14 seconds, just outside his personal best of 10.10.
Kadrian Goldson finished second in personal best 10.19 and Emanuel Archibald of Ricketts Performance, third, in 10.28.