Calabar, Edwin Allen Top Jamaica’s ‘Champs’ Again

Calabar and Edwin Allen dominated the boys and girls track and field championships for Jamaica’s high schools last month. “Champs”, arguably the biggest meet of its kind in the world, once again showcased the brilliant young athletic talent offered by the Caribbean.

Davis K headWhen the five-day meet ended at the in Kingston, Calabar had stretched its dominance in the boys section to seven years, while Edwin Allen made it five

championship wins in a row among the girls. Calabar finished with 368.50 points, followed by archrival Kingston College (278). Jamaica College (224.50), St. Jago (146) and St. Elizabeth Technical (95) rounded out the top five among the boys.

Top five finishers in the girls’ section included Edwin Allen with 326 points, followed by Hydel (289), Holmwood Technical (285), St. Jago (178) and Vere Technical (105.50).

Russell D headNumerous brilliant performances highlighted the meet. Edwin Allen sprinter Kevona Davis, for example, won the Class II girls 100 and 200 meters titles, breaking the existing meet records in both events.

Calabar’s De’Jour Russell also had an outstanding meet, shattering his own Class I 110 meters hurdles record.

Other star athletes included Hydel’s Shiann Salmon, who won the 400 meters and 400 meters hurdles in Class I, and was a member of her school’s gold medal-winning 4x400 relay team and second placed 4x100 meters team.