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Boys' sprint relay will be hot

Published:Saturday | April 30, 2016 | 4:00 AM
Munro College's Kino Dunkley, winner of the discus throw for high school boys, with a throw of 57.89 metres at the Penn Relays yesterday.

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania:

THE high school boys sprint relay will be one of the highlights when the 122nd staging of the Penn Relays comes to an end today at the Franklin Field Stadium.

Jamaica College led the qualifiers for today's final, winning their heat in 40.87 seconds. They were followed by TC Williams out of Virginia with 40.91, Kingston College (41.05), St Jago (41.05), and Calabar (41.47). All the top qualifiers are expected to go below 40 seconds in the final, and Calabar's one-year old mark of 39.63 could fall.

Calabar and Kingston College looked quite easy in the heats, while TC Williams also looked smooth in posting the second-fastest time of the day. This final will get under way at 12 50 p.m. Jamaica time.

Both St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) and St Jago High easily qualified for today's final of the 4x800 metres. STETHS clocked 7:49.14 to take the first heat with St Jago second in 7:48.21. Bellefield High, Kingston College, and Jamaica College also advanced to the final scheduled for 3 p.m. (Ja time).

Competition will begin at 8 a.m. (Ja time) time with the 400m hurdles. Six Jamaicans, led by number-one seed Timor Barrett of St Jago High, are down for the event.

Earlier yesterday, Munro College's Kino Dunkley won the high school boys' discus with a throw of 57.89 metres.

- R.G.