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Digicel Grand Prix | KC, Excelsior dominate rivals

Published:Friday | March 3, 2017 | 3:00 AMRaymond Graham
Kimar Farquharson of Calabar High winning his heat of the Class Two boys 800 metres in a meet record 1:52.92

KINGSTON College (KC) and Excelsior High captured the third and penultimate leg of the Digicel Grand Prix Series after being crowned male and female champions respectively at yesterday's staging of the Anthrick Corporate Area Development meet at the UWI Usain Bolt Track.

KC continued their impressive form this season in their bid to unseat Calabar at this month's GraceKennedy ISSA Boys and Girls' Championships. They amassed 344 points to finish well ahead of Calabar with 228.5. Jamaica College were next with 202 followed by Excelsior 143.5 and Wolmer's Boys 141.

 

TOPPED THE GIRLS

 

Excelsior topped the girls with 381.5 points and they were followed by Camperdown 260, the Queen's School 250.5, Immaculate 162.5 and St Andrew High 147.5.

On a day where the athletes had to battle a strong head wind there were several records on the track and in the field. One of the most impressive records came in one of the Grand Prix events, the Class Two boys 800 metres where Calabar's Kimar Farquharson clocked 1:52.92.

KC's Kristoffe Derby, a double winner, also wrote his name in the record books as he won the Class One 1500 metres in 4:01.11. His other win came in the 800m where he stopped the clock at 1:54.49.

There was also a record run for KC in the Class Two 1500 metres, where Aryamana Rodgers won in an impressive 3:59.59.

Excelsior dominated their rivals in the girls' events. In the discus Class Two Grand Prix event they took the first two places. Kimberly Luggage won with 37.49 metres ahead of teammate, Sean Kay Wright, 36.06m.

Rushelle Jones also had a record leap of 1.75 metres to win the Class One high jump.