Edwin Allen's Donald, KC's Campbell rule
Middle distance runner Cemore Donald of Edwin Allen High and Kingston College thrower Zico Campbell walked away with the top trophies at yesterday's Jamaica College/Purewater awards ceremony which was held inside the school's Karl Hendrickson Auditorium.
Donald was adjudged the most outstanding female of the meet after winning the Class Three 800 metres in a record of 2:19.30.
Campbell, formerly of Glenmuir High, was the top male performer after his record throw of 17.69 metres in winning the Class Two boys shot put. He was also named Class Two overall champion after finishing fourth in the discus with a throw of 46.23m.|
The athletes along with their coaches were among several individual champions who were honoured for their outstanding performances at last Saturday's 23rd staging of the m.
"I am really happy to know that I was able to come out and run so fast in my first 800m of the season and to break the record. Now I am very confident that I will win the event at Champs," said Donald who is the defending champion in the two laps event.
Campbell was very satisfied with his awards.
"Since coming to Kingston College and working with my new coach I have seen a great improvement. Things can now only get better and my main aim is to make the Carifta Games team this year," said Campbell.
Michael Dyke of Edwin Allen and Shawn Francis of Kingston College received cell phones from Digicel for being the coaches of the two top performers.
Meet organiser Ian Forbes was very pleased about this year's staging of the event and stated that next year will even be better.
"We had a very good meet this year. Everything went according to plan, good turnout of athletes and spectators and the performances were good where some six records were broken. The meet was of a high quality but there is always room for improvement and we looking to raise the bar next year", said Forbes.