Shantamoi Brown a key man in Class Two for KC
Following a below par year, Shantamoi Brown has rebounded with much gusto and is expected to play a key role in Kingston College's charge to dethrone Calabar High and wrestle the Mortimer Geddes trophy from their perennial rivals.
"Last year, the mistake I made was to play football when I should have been doing background training and knowing that KC lost by three points and I didn't make a final. I know if I didn't play football last year, I would have been able to make the final and contribute points," shared the former Class Three 400m champion.
Kingston College failed to score points in any hurdles event last year and Brown is hoping to live up to his favourite's tag in the 400m hurdles.
"I am expected to score maximum points in the 400 hurdles and get some points in the 400m as well. I am looking forward to that and competing against a stacked field in the 400m," beamed Brown.
With a personal best of 52.16 seconds, Brown will have a showdown with Excelsior High's Devontie Archer who is not far off with 52.22 at his best.
The 400m, will be a tougher task for Brown as he will have for company World Under-18 champion and the favourite, Antonio Watson of Petersfield High, Calabar High's Elvado Whitehorn, Excelsior's Malachi Johnson, and Rusea's High's Rahiem Scott, who have all ran faster than Brown's 48.46 personal best.
Events: 400mh, 400m