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Champs: Edwin Allen, KC set sprint medley records

Published:Saturday | March 29, 2014 | 7:16 PM

Melton Williams, Gleaner Writer

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

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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