KC, Holmwood lead at Champs
Jamaica College cut into Kingston College’s overnight lead after Alex-Verne Longmore won the Boys’ Class 2 Shot Put, the first completed final on today’s third and penultimate day of the 101st Boys and Girls’ Championships at the National Stadium.
However, the North Street-based school still have a five-point lead with 46 points ahead of Jamaica College who remain in second place with 41.
Longmore took the gold medal with a throw of 15.45 metres, well ahead of second place Demar Gayle, of Edwin Allen, who registered 14.38 metres.
Kingston College gained four points from Jordan Forbes, who finished fifth with a throw of 13.82 metres.
As a result of that final, Kingston College, which entered the day with a 12-point lead, are now five ahead of Jamaica College after six finals.
The top two are followed by Calabar on 24, defending champions Wolmers’ Boys on 19, Munro College 17, Ardenne 9 and Edwin Allen High 7.
In the girls’ section, Kellion Knibb of St Jago stayed in contention for a double victory by advancing to the Girls’ Javelin Throw Open final with the best throw of 35.81 metres. She already won the Shot Put Open with a record throw of 13.64 metres.
Defending champions Holmwood Technical led the girls’ race with 38.5 points after six finals, just ahead of favourites Edwin Allen on 36. The top two are followed by first day leaders St Jago on 34, Vere Technical on 27 and Manchester High in fifth with 18 points.
Today’s third day will feature 12 other boys’ final and 14 girls’ final.