Friday 24 May, 2019

Windward Road lead John Mills in INSPORTS Athletics Championships

Leopaul Foster of John Mills clears 1.70m on his way to win the Boys’ High Jump Open on day one of the 40th and final staging of the INSPORTS All-Age & Junior High Athletics Championships at the National Stadium on Wednesday.

Leopaul Foster of John Mills clears 1.70m on his way to win the Boys’ High Jump Open on day one of the 40th and final staging of the INSPORTS All-Age & Junior High Athletics Championships at the National Stadium on Wednesday.

Defending champions Windward Road have taken a 15-point lead heading into Thursday's final day of the two-day 40th and final staging of the INSPORTS All-Age & Junior High Athletics Championships at the National Stadium.

The meet is having its final staging as the Government is phasing out junior high schools.

Windward Road, which are aiming for a fifth straight hold on the title, lead the combined points standing with 121 points after 17 finals at the end of opening day on Wednesday.

Arch-rival and 22-time winners John Mills are in second on 106 points, which Constant Spring in third place on 103.5 points.

The top three are followed by Shortwood Practising (75 points), Calabar (54), Cockburn Gardens (53.5), Swallowfield (45), New Day (35) and Mico Practising (34)

Despite winning five finals, John Mills still find themselves trailing the champions, which looked on course to defend their crown.

In the day’s marquee event – the Boys’ Class 1 100-metre final – Christopher Crawford gave Windward Road one of two victories on the day when he outclassed his rivals to win in 11.70 seconds. Elton Hyatt (11.81) of Constant Spring was well beaten into second, while Shortwood’s Giovanni Taylor (11.97) finished third.

The girls’ equivalent was won by John Mills’ Kimmoy Brown in a pedestrian 13.50 seconds. Shadai Prince (13.91) of Windward Road finished second, while Tyice Richards (14.12) of Calabar secured third place.

In the field, John Mills’ Leopaul Foster won the Boys’ High Jump Open by clearing 1.70 metres.

John Mills had a one-two finish in the Girls’ Shot Put Open, as Shaniel Allen (8.17 metres) finished ahead of Chevanne Thompson (7.97 metres), while Cockburn Gardens’ Sonya Watson (7.74 metres) was third.

The meet is scheduled to start at 9:00 am on Thursday.

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