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CHAMPS 2019 | No pressure on KC

Published:Tuesday | March 26, 2019 | 1:54 PMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer -

Kingston College’s (KC) principal, Dave Myrie said there is no pressure on the school’s track and field athletes, as they seek to wrestle the Mortimer Geddes Trophy from rivals Calabar at this week’s ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships at the National Stadium.

KC, who last won the Boys Champs title in 2009, are expected to mount a strong challenge this season with pundits expecting the title race to go down to the wire. The Leford Grant-coached KC have been having an excellent season, with outstanding performances at the Corporate Area Championships, Gibson McCook Relays and the Digicel Grand Prix.

However, despite this, Myrie said his boys are just focussing on doing well at the five-day championships.

“There is no pressure on anybody because I don’t know if pressure ever helps anybody in that kind of way,” said Myrie. “We are just going out to do what we need to do and I pray that the boys stay healthy and they do well and we are good to go."

Myrie added that the boys have prepared well for the championships.

“The boys have prepared and the coaches have done well and all they need to do is to get out there get done what we need to get done on the day,” said Myrie.

“The boys have done well meet after meet, you have seen it because the stats are there and I just want them to go out there in this competition and do well and just continue to do what we have been doing in all of these competitions,” he said.