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John Mills well set

Published:Friday | April 20, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Jevaughn Taylor of Cockburn Gardens winning the Class Three boys' long jump with a leap of 5.72 metres on yesterday's opening day of the Junior High Schools Track and Field championships at the National Stadium. - Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer

Robert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

Defending champions John Mills are well placed to successfully defend their Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) All-Age and Junior High Schools' Athletics Champion-ships title going into today's final day of the two-day meet at the National Stadium.

After seven finals on yesterday's opening day, John Mills, who are seeking their 18th consecutive hold on the trophy, lead the standings with 90.5 points, well ahead of Windward Road on 62.

They are followed by Cockburn Gardens (38), Mico Practising (20), Rock Hall (16), Calabar Junior High (13.50), Louise Bennett-Coverley (seven), Melrose (seven), Highgate (three) and Balcombe Drive (two).

Ransford Spaulding, coach of John Mills, said: "We are very confident of retaining our title. We are in a lot of finals going into the final day."

Tamoy Williams of John Mills mined gold in the Class One long jump with a mark of 4.77m ahead of Kadian Richardson of Windward Road (4.61m) and Shananay Holiness, also of John Mills (4.57m).

Quetan Robb of Windward Road won the girls' shot put open with a throw of 9.32m, beating her teammate Idara McCarty (9.24m) and Monifa Rose Green of Calabar (9.21m).

Long jump

John Mill's Hadiya Gray captured the girls' Class Three high jump with a leap of 1.30m ahead of Kemoy Anderson of Cockburn Gardens (1.29m) and Brandy Cole of Windward Road (1.28m).

Ginnelle Grant of John Mills won the Class Two long jump with 4.56m. Neisha Rowe of Rock Hall (4.49m) and Acquilla Morris of John Mills (4.48m) were second and third, respectively.

Jevaughn Taylor of Cockburn Gardens won the Class Three equivalent with a leap of 5.72m. Mico's Paketo Dudley (5.23m) was second and Tavar Slowly of John Mills (4.90m) third.