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Calabar High dominated the boys’ relays here at the Digicel Grand Prix Finale on Saturday (10 March) inside the National Stadium in Kingston.

The Digicel Grand Prix, which will award winning teams (boys and girls) with $1 million each for development of their school’s training facilities, saw Calabar topping the medley and mile relays.

Shamar Chambers, Christopher Taylor, Anthony Carpenter and Malik James-King, in that order, combined for a new 4x400m meet record of 3:06.37.

St. Jago finished some distance back in 3:12.76 and Edwin Allen, third, in 3:15.40.

Digicel will pay $25,000 for each championship record and $50,000 for each national junior record.

In the sprint medley final, Calabar crossed the line in 3:25.72 ahead of Jamaica College (JC), 3:25.95 and St. Jago, 3:27.75

On the female side, Hydel team was the most impressive with 3:34.28. Holmwood picked up second in 3:37.01 while Edwin Allen ended third in 3:42.78.

Edwin Allen, however, topped the sprint medley final in 3:54.95, a new championship record.

Holmwood, this time, finished second in 3:56.68 while Hydel crossed the line in third, 4:04.36.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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