Taylor confident ahead of first Penns

April 23, 2016
Calabar's Christopher Taylor

Calabar High School's Christopher Taylor, who broke the Class Two 200 metres and 400 metres records at the recent GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Championships is looking forward to his first Penn Relays.

The Penn Relays will be held at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, from April 28-30.

"I feel very excited knowing that it's my first Penns and I am going to go out there and do the very best for my school," he said.

" I am confident and in pretty good form going into Penn Relays so we will see what happens there," he said following the FLOW Foundation's presentation of more than $4 million earlier this week to 28 high schools and tertiary institutions who will be competing at the meet.

Last year, Calabar High captured the 4x100 metres in record time, and the 4x400 metres.

The 16-year-old Taylor ran a sensational anchor leg in the 4x400m at Boys and Girls' Championships to lead Calabar to victory in 3:08.77 ahead of Kingston College. The long time rivals are set for another hot battle At the Penn Relay.

Taylor received the baton 20 metres ahead of Kingston College's Class One 400m record holder Akeem Bloomfield but saw the more experienced Bloomfield surge ahead coming into the straight.

Taylor would not be denied, however. The Calabar stand out kept his composure and sprinted past the tiring Bloomfield 30 metres from the line.

"Well we fear no one ...We are looking to retain the title as best as we can," Taylor told STAR Sports.

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