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KC denies Vascianna rumours

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 9:01 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter
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KINGSTON COLLEGE (KC) principal Dave Myrie has refuted claims that St Jago High School sprint hurdler Vashaun Vascianna will be joining the school this September.

The Gleaner understands that Vascianna, who broke the Class Two boys’ 110m hurdles record at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs) in 2019 when he blitzed to 13.26 seconds, plans to join his old coach Rahnsomn Edwards at North Street in the autumn.

Edwards made the switch from Monk Street to North Street two years ago and was instrumental in ‘The Purples’ claiming the Mortimer Geddes Trophy last year by winning all but one of the hurdling events at Champs 2019. The exception, of course, was won by Vascianna.

But Myrie, who has to give the go-ahead to any students who want to attend KC, said that he has no knowledge of the request for the transfer.

“I do not know anything about student movement or anything like that,” Myrie told The Gleaner. “I heard about it, but nothing has been said to me.

“My only focus right now is getting our online school working properly and getting the boys ready for their exams.

“We are focusing on getting the boys scholarships so that they can move on to tertiary institutions. We have got about 12 of them already receiving offers, and we are working on the rest. We don’t even know if there will be a Champs next year.”

Vascianna was expected to challenge KC’s Wayne Pinnock in Class One at Champs this year, before the event was cancelled because of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

The 17-year-old, who also won the 100m in Class Two in 10.38 seconds in 2019, would add some depth to KC’s Class One field as Pinnock, Shacquille Lowe, and Shantamoi Brown are set to matriculate to universities.

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