Jones happy with Holmwood 7K results
Raymond Graham, Gleaner Writer
THE Burger King 7K Road Race staged last Sunday in Mandeville was well supported by several of the leading high-school teams, especially among the females.
Held for the first time in Mandeville away from its usual home in Montego Bay, the Burger King 7K is the first of three races in the Burger King Grand Prix.
With top female teams such as defending Grand Prix team champion Edwin Allen, St Jago, Hydel, Spalding, Vere Technical and Holmwood Technical all present, a lot of eyes were on the Holmwood team, with new head coach Dwight Jones in control.
At the end of the event, it was Holmwood that came out with bragging rights as both male and female teams won the team events convincingly.
Edwin Allen, after dominating the Grand Prix a year ago, made no impression despite turning up in large numbers, as they finished a disappointing fourth with Hydel and Spalding also finishing ahead of them.
Despite the season being very young and this being the first real competition among the major teams, it was a strong message sent out by Holmwood, who struggled at the Inter Secondary Schools Sports Association/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Championships last year, after the departure of influential head coach, Maurice Wilson.
Jones was very pleased with his team's dominating performance.
"It is early in the season, but the victory is a good motivational one for the team and the girls all did well and I am hoping that this trend can continue for the remainder of the season," said Jones.
"It is a great honour for me to be in charge of this programme and hopefully we can get back to the top," added Jones.