Champs: Edwin Allen, KC set sprint medley records
Melton Williams, Gleaner Writer
Edwin Allen and Kingston College (KC) produced record performances to deliver gold in the respective Sprint Medley finals on today’s last day at the 2014 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships at the Nartional Stadium.
The Clarendon-based Edwin Allen, who are on course to win the championship, won the Girls’ Sprint Medley title in a new record time of 4:00.47 seconds.
St Jago finished second in 4:02.31, while Vere took the third spot in 4:05.78.
The old mark of 4:01.63, which was recorded in 2011, belonged to Holmwood Technical.
KC turned back the challenge of Calabar to land the Boys’ Sprint Medley title in a record 3:25.78 seconds.
Calabar stopped the clock at 3:26.01 second, a time which also erased the previous mark.
Calabar and St Elizabeth Technical recorded the old mark of 3:27.23 in 1990.
After 35 boys’ finals, Calabar are on course to defend their title with a healthy lead of 76.5 points.
They are leading with 242 points, while second-place KC are on 165.5 points.
Jamaica College 152, St Jago 118.5 and St Elizabeth Technical 103 complete the top five.
After 38 girls’ final Edwin Allen are holding a lead of 65.50 points. They are on 268.50 points, while second-place St Jago are on 203.
Hydel 188, outgoing champions Holmwood Technical 171.50 and Vere Technical round off the top five.
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