Edwin Allen, Jago top Digicel Grand Prix
Like they did a year ago, it was the same story as Edwin Allen and St Jago high schools retained their Girls and Boys' titles, respectively, at Saturday's G.C. Foster Classic, the finale of the Digicel Grand Prix, inside the National Stadium.
The schools walked away with $1 million each.
In the girls' section, it was a convincing win for the Michael Dyke-coached team from Frankfield, Clarendon. They took over the lead from early leaders Excelsior to score a run-away win with 76 points. Excelsior finished second with 54 points to walk away with $500,000, while Holmwood was third with 52 points and $250,000.
It was close going all the way between St Jago, Calabar and Kingston College in the Boys' section, but in the end it was the Rhansome Edwards-coached team from Monk Street that came out on top with a close 1.5 point win. They tallied 84 to Calabar's 82.5 points to take home $1 million Calabar walked away with $500,000. Kingston College ended third on 60 points and $250,000 richer.
Both Hydel and Calabar ended the meet on a high with recording-breaking performances in the 4x400 metres.
Hydel stopped the clock at 3:35.66, getting the better of Holmwood Technical, second in 3:39.5, with the Queen's School coming third in 3:43.89.
Calabar, anchored by the outstanding Christopher Taylor, who earlier clocked a personal best of 20.59 seconds in winning the Boys' Under-20 200m, took his team to a new mark of 3:09.96, as St. Elizabeth Technical finished second in 3:12.84, with St Jago coming in third in 3:15.77.