KC break points record, Edwin Allen hang on for sixth straight

By March 30, 2019

Kingston College scored a massive 395.5 points to break the Calabar stranglehold on the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Championship at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica on Saturday while Edwin Allen continued their run of wins after holding of a big challenge from Hydel High School. 

Kingston College’s tally eclipsed the 368.5, scored by Calabar last year, as they romped to victory, the competition declared theirs from as early as four hours before the scheduled end to proceedings.

The boys from North Street got the better of Calabar, who amassed 313 points despite the loss of much of the most dominant figures in their Class One unit. Jamaica College, under former KC coach, Neil Harrison, were third with 232.5 points, while St Jago High School were fourth with 106.5.

St Elizabeth Technical’s boys have been doing phenomenally over the past few years and were rewarded with a fifth-place finish after tallying 90 points.

In sixth place were Wolmer’s Boys’, who under the watchful eyes of Danny Hawthorne have been looking forward to the resurgence of their programme, with 80 points.

Rounding out the top 10 were Petersfield High, 51, Bellefield High, 40, Edwin Allen High, 39, and Rusea’s High, 35.

Edwin Allen had their dominance tested, as they started the day with a 63-point lead they were powerless to stop from being whittled down to seven by the end of Saturday.

Hydel, who had started by dominating the opening two events, in terms of points gained, cut the deficit to 30 points quite early, leaving Edwin Allen to depend on the strength of their relays and some good choices by their coach Michael Dyke to help them to hold on.

Edwin Allen would end on 291 points, while Hydel came up just short with 284, and Holmwood Technical were well beaten into third with 207.

St Jago, just as they were among the boys, finished fourth with 207 points.

Rusea’s did better among the girls, ending with 84 points and fifth place, while Immaculate Conception High School had 81 points for sixth.

Immaculate were just ahead of a strong performance from Excelsior, who were seventh with 80 points, while the top 10 were rounded out by Vere Technical, 64, Spaldings High, 51, and St Catherine High, 44.

Paul-Andre Walker

Paul-Andre is the Managing Editor at SportsMax.tv. He comes to the role with almost 20 years of experience as journalist. That experience includes all facets of media. He began as a sports Journalist in 2001, quickly moving into radio, where he was an editor before becoming a news editor and then an entertainment editor with one of the biggest media houses in the Caribbean.

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