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KC, Edwin Allen surge ahead
2013-03-15 09:22:44 | (0 Comments)
Melton Williams, Gleaner Writer
Kingston College (KC), have surged ahead while Edwin Allen continue to move away from rivals, after day three of the 2013 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships at the National Stadium.
KC, who entered day two in second position, have now moved atop the boys’ standings with 63 points after eight finals.
The North Street-based school is six points clear of early leaders Jamaica College on 57, while defending champions Calabar hold down third place on 54 points, followed by Wolmers’ Boys on 28 and St Jago on 15.
After eight events scored in the girls’ standings, Edwin Allen have moved to 61 points, 29 clear of second place St Jago on 32.
Photo Gallery: 2013 Boys and Girls' Championships
Holmwood Technical are next on 31, followed by Vere Technical on 21 and Manchester High on 17.
On their way to the top, KC picked up 12 points in the Pole Vault Open and nine points in the Class 2 Shot Put final.
In the Pole Vault Open final, KC’s Xavier Boland, the defending champion, finished second after clearing 3.60 metres.
His teammate John-Audley Jackson was awarded fourth, also clearing the same height.
Wolmarian Oshane Shaw won the final with an effort of 3.80 metres.
In the Class 2 Shot Put final, KC’s Jamie-Hugh Brown finished third with 16. 15 metres and his teammate Jamaine Bennett sixth with 15.24 metres.
Vashon McCarthy of Ascot High won that event with a throw of 16.25 metres.
Calabar scored heavily in the Class 1 Discus Final with 15 points courtesy of a first and third place finish.
Big favourites Fedrick Dacres won very comfortable with a throw of 62.80 metres, while his teammate Basil Bingham registered 52.91 metres for third.
Edwin Allen failed to win any of the three finals completed yesterday.
However, they scored heavily in the Class 2 Long Jump by securing 11 points.
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