Big three hunt Anthrick glory

March 02, 2017


THE penultimate meet of the Digicel Grand Prix series will be held today at the UWI Usain Bolt Stadium with the staging of the Anthrick Corporate Development meet.

Set to begin at 9 a.m. with the Class Three girls 1500 metres timed finals all eyes today will be on the boys' teams as the big three - Calabar High, Kingston College and Jamaica College will be on show. They will be seeking the first prize of $250,000 where Kingston College are the defending champions. The runners-up will receive $100,000 with third place collecting $50,000.

After being outperformed all season by their main rivals, Kingston College, especially at last Saturday's Gibson McCook Relays, a pumped up Calabar will be on track today. They will be sending a very strong team including top man Christopher Taylor will make his season debut. Taylor is down to run in the Class One 200 metres.

KC will be resting a majority of their top athletes including Jhevaughn Matherson who has been having a hectic season so far.

Wolmer's Girls will be hoping to successfully defend their female title but will be under severe pressure from the vastly improved Excelsior High.

The Grand Prix events, where the top two will qualify for next Saturday's grand final, are the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, long jump, discus and 4x400 metres. The best two, among both age groups (males and females) will join the top two from the Western Championships, Eastern Championships and the Central Championships. The last event will be held next Wednesday and,Thursday at G.C. Foster College.

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