No stopping Calabar's Class One quartet

February 23, 2017
@Normal: De'Jour Russell should be one of the stars for Calabar High in today's relays.

Last year, favourites Kingston College (KC) and Calabar High failed to finish in the Class One 4x100 metres at the Gibson McCook Relays as both teams had problems during the race.

With the two top teams having problems, Jamaica College (JC) took full advantage to win in 40.01 seconds. On Saturday, the two arch-rivals will be hoping to make up for last year's disappointment, while the likes of JC, Excelsior, and Cornwall College will be hoping to deny them.

Calabar's high-powered Class Two team of 2016 has now stepped up to take on the big boys, and after their performance at the Camperdown Classic, looks set to go all the way. Without two of their fastest runners, Calabar stopped the clock at 40.38 seconds to be the fastest going into the weekend's meet.

The team included Tyreke Wilson and De'Jour Russell, and with the likes of any two from Colin Anderson, Xavier Angus and Michael Stevens set to come in, a sub 40 seconds is on the cards for Calabar.

JC were second at the Camperdown Classic in 40.63 and will be hoping to retain top spot.

After a mishap at the Milo Western Relays, where they had problems on the first exchange and failed to finish the race, the Jhevaughn Matherson-led Kingston College team will be looking to throw out a big challenge to Calabar.

Calabar are definitely the ones to beat while the dark horses could be Excelsior after some good results so far with third spot at the Camperdown Classic and wins at the Milo Western Relays and the Ben Francis Invitational.


1. Calabar

2. Kingston College

3. Jamaica College

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