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GLNRChamps: KC's long jumper wins first gold medal

Published:Wednesday | March 16, 2016 | 3:38 PM

Kingston College's Yashawn Hamilton won the first gold medal of this year's ISSA/Grace/Kennedy Boys and Girls Championships at the National Stadium on Wednesday. 

Hamilton won the boys Class Two long jump with a leap of 7.01 metres. 

Joel Morgan from Excelsior took home the silver with a best mark of 6.96 metres ahead of Calabar's Kristoffe Clifford who took home the bronze with a leap of 6.87 metres.    

Excelsior's Shanice Love won the Girls Class One discus with a record throw of 52.73 metres, eclipsing the previous mark of 51.54 metres. 

Meanwhile, Kingston College (KC's) duo of Jhevaughn Matherson and Akeem Bloomfield and Edwin Allen’s Shellece Clark did not report for the preliminary round of the 200 metres this afternoon. 

All three are among Jamaica’s top junior athletes and were expected to compete today.

No explanation has so far been given for their absences.

Tyreke Bryan and Shivnarine Smalling were KC’s representatives in the Class One boys’ 200 metres.

Khamoy Farquharson and Kasheika Cameron competed for Edwin Allen in the Class Two girls’ 200 metres.