Congratulations to Kingston College & Edwin Allen High, Winners of the Issa/Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Championships 2019!
After Calabar High won 7 straight titles, Kingston College (KC) did not yield and executed one of the best and highest scoring CHAMPS win in history. Their win was confirmed from as early as Friday night. With practically an injury free team compared to Calabar, they kept a high standard all season and executed their races well, winning races they were expected to win and creating upsets, running with momentum and heart. Well done KC. They continue their ‘Purple reign’ with the most Champs wins in history, 32. This was Project 32 and they succeeded.
Kudos also to Calabar for roaring towards the end and putting on a great show. They still managed to rack up over 300 points, which showed a valiant effort despite their mishaps and having an injured star athlete, Christopher Taylor.
Here are your final results!
A generation of Calabar athletes is now gone and there is a new crop of KC athletes, plus emerging JC athletes with their very own new track and field. It will be interesting to see how Calabar regroups and how long KC can reign this time.
Competition was stiff on the Girls’ side. It came down to the relays to determine the winner. Defending Champs, Edwin Allen held on strong to beat the challengers, Hydel High, who were hot on their heels by 7 points.
There was a fight in the middle order of the top 10 too, where the ladies from Constant Spring Road, Immaculate High came out and made a statement this year, taking back the Corporate area title. They showed up in both field and track events, winning in high jump, long jump, a 4×100m relay and 200m! They got a silver in the Shot Put too! Well done Suga’s alma mater, Immaculate!
Here are your results!
Hydel came really close this year, can they win next year for the first time? We’ll see.
Suga’s Athlete of CHAMPS 2019 – KC’s Wayne Pinnock!
Long Jump, 110m Hurdles and Sprints including 2 records! #SugaSnaps
Suga’s Race of Champs 2019 – The Class 3 Boys 800m Final!
That moment when Jaquan Coke came from behind to secure the win for KC on the line was priceless.
Suga would like to congratulate all the athletes for such talented, relentless performances. Jamaica has a lot to look forward to in the future of our Athletics Programme.
Also, thanks to all of you who tuned in and followed Suga Lifestyle every step of the way on Facebook and Instagram.
See you next year!
By: Gabrielle Burgess
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