Rising sprint star Kevona Davis and the ever-impressive Clayton twins – Tia and Tina – were among the star performers as Edwin Allen defended their girls’ title at the annual Central Championships held at the GC Foster College in St. Catherine.

A youthful Edwin Allen team with a pair of 14-year-old twins stole the show at the Penn Relays on Friday’s second day of the Penn Relays when they smashed the meet record in the High School Girls Championship of America.

Edwin Allen coach Michael Dyke has praised the championship mettle of his charges, after prevailing in a close race against Hydel at the ISSA Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships on Saturday.

In the end, a seven-point margin was good enough to secure a sixth straight title for Edwin Allen, but a furious final day rally by Hydel had left the 291 to 284 outcome in doubt for much of the day.   

Edwin Allen began the final day with a 63-point lead but watched nervously as a rampant Hydel whittled down the margin to seven by the end of the day.  The defending champions were, however, able to hold on their nerve in the relays, traditionally a strong point.

“It was very challenging as a result of the fact that we suffered a lot of injuries and mishaps throughout the championships, but when you look back at it, that’s what champions are made of,” Dyke said.

“In championships, you don’t expect perfect things to happen, so I’m happy we were able to overcome all those challenges,” he added.

Traditionally powerhouses Holmwood Technical were well beaten into third with 220 points on this occasion.  St Jago, just as they were among the boys, finished fourth with 207 points.  Rusea’s closed out the top five with 84.

 

 

Immaculate Conception High School closed the gap on the top four teams to a single point after they picked up 15 points in the Class Four High Jump on Friday’s day four of the ISSA GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston.

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