Champs 2017 : KC at the double
Kingston College (KC) sent a clear warning to their main rivals yesterday with double gold in two long jump finals on the second day of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Championships at the National Stadium.
Carey McLeod won the Class One long jump gold with a leap of 7.72 metres while in Class Two Shacquille Lowe emerged the winner after a very good 7.23m effort.
KC suffered a massive blow in the latter event when Wayne Pinnock (fourth) suffered a hip injury and is out of the championships. He was the favourite for the Class Two 110m hurdles.
Hydel High's girls and KC are the early leaders following the completion of two girls' and two boys' finals.
Last year's girls' runners-up Hydel are on 12 points, one ahead of Immaculate High. They are followed by Holmwood and St Jago on 10 each. Defending champions Edwin Allen High (nine) close out the top five.
Hot boys' favourites KC are on 27 points with Jamaica College second on 12 points, one ahead of defending champions Calabar (11) in third. Wolmer's Boys, Green Island High and St Jago High are on seven points each.
Edwin Allen High's Fiona Richards highlighted yesterday's performances after winning the Class One girls discus throw with a new mark of 53.04 metres, erasing the one-year-old record of 52.73m set by Excelsior High's Shanice Love. Hydel High's Devia Brown took silver with 47.80m with bronze going to St Jago High's Gabrielle Bailey, 47.61m.