Champs through the decades

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April 01, 2017
Daniel England as he powered his way to win the 400 metres Class I finals in 1989.
Kwesi Davis of wolmer's (second right) and Calabar's Damian Atkinson in a battle royal midway the Class 3 100 metres hurdles final.
Kingston College's track and field squad celebrating their 16th lien on the Boys' Championships trophy victory at the 1971 championships.
Students from Calabar High School and Jamaica College in Kingston took over the street on Half-Way Tree Road in 2007.
Munro's Adam Cummings blasts from the starting blocks at Champs in 2007.
Kimberley Williams of Vere Technical High School winning the girls' triple jump open final in 2005.
In 2005, this athlete had an eye-catching and original hairstyle.
St Jago High School athletes are all smiles as they hug class one champion Michelle Freeman (centre) after winning the 100 metres.
Edwin Allen Students and residents of the Frankfield community in Clarendon participate in the school's Champs win celebrations.
Shardia Lawrence of Hydel High makes a giant leap in the 2004 staging of the competition.
Vice captain Lloyd Clarke (right) receives the Mortimer Geddes Trophy from Olympic gold medalist Donald Quarrie.
Javon Francis of Calabar High winning heat 4 of the Class 1 Boys 200m at the competition in 2013.
Ramone 'Batman' McKenzie shows off his popular mask.
Delano Williams winning the Boys Class1 200 Metres for Munro College at Champs 2013.
Edwin Allen's Shellece Clarke
Edwin Allen students and residents of Frankfield, Clarendon, participate in the school's parade through the town after its Girls' Champs win in 2012.
Vere Technical's ace Class Two sprinter Beverley McDonald (left) crosses the finish line in a record 46.4 seconds to give her school victory.
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For several decades the island's student athletes have impressed the country and even the world with their performances at the ISSA Boys and Girls Championships that is held in St Andrew yearly.

Popular athletes like Usain Bolt, Anneisha McLaughlin, Warren Weir, Kaliese Spencer and Veronica Campbell-Brown first made their mark on the tracks at the National Stadium.

THE STAR and The Gleaner have been there since the very early days, and we have the pictures to prove it.

Reminisce with us as we look back at Champs through the decades.

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