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John Mills look to topple Windward Road

Published:Friday | April 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

John Mills' Primary and Junior High head coach, Lanford Spaulding, is oozing confidence going into today's final day of the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) Junior High Track and Field Championships at the Stadium East field.

John Mills lead the standings with 91.50 points and they are followed by defending champions Windward Road (69.50), Calabar (35.50) Louise Bennett-Coverley (33.50), Mico Practising (28), Melrose (nine), Shortwood (eight) and New Day (seven).

"I think the final day is going to be interesting. We cannot drop any points in these finals tomorrow," he said.

"I am confident we can pull it off, but we just have to remain focused on the final day," Spaulding said.

record broken

One record was broken on yesterday's second day. Anna-Kay Emanuel of Louise Bennett-Coverley set a new mark in the girls' shot put open with a throw of 10.39m, eclipsing the previous mark of 10.03m.

John Mills' pair Ashley Miller (9.77m) and Jonie Morgan (9.10m) took home the silver and bronze medals respectively.

Zaria Lovejay of Windward Road captured the girls' Class One long jump with a leap of 4.38m ahead of New Day's Olivia Dickson (4.37m).

Negus Morris of John Mills won the girls' Class Two high jump with a best of 1.55m to finish ahead of Astley Davis from Windward Road who also cleared 1.55m.

However, Morris achieved her mark on her second attempt while Davis cleared the height on her final attempt.

Calabar's Kevin Smith won the boys Class Three high jump with a best of 1.48m to beat Anthony Henry of Windward Road (1.30m) and John Mills' Atiba Clarke (1.29m).

Billy Watson from Melrose won the 1500m open for boys in 4:42.11 ahead of Renardo Johnson from Mount Moreland (4.42.66) and John Mills' Torian Brown (4:52.77).

Terah Foreman of Calabar won the girls' equivalent in 5:46.96 ahead of Louise Bennett-Coverley's Sara Johnson (5:54.94) and Shortwood's Hortense Davidson (6:14.63).