Calabar and Edwin Allen are Champs 2018 winners. At the end of 42 boys’ finals, Calabar tallied 368.5 points, while Edwin Allen finished on 326 points after 46 finals.

FOS 5094The Red Hills Road-based Calabar was winning their 7th straight title while Edwin Allen added their 5th in seven years as the curtains came down on the Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Championships inside the National Stadium on Saturday night (24 March).

Kingston College (KC), Calabar’s main challengers, finished with 278 points while JC ended on 224.5.

Christopher Taylor, who was impressive on anchor with a 44.7 split, closed the five-day show in style for Calabar, only to hear almost an hour after that his team was disqualified based on ISSA’s rule 5b.

They were first across the line in the 4x400m open relay in 3:05.60, which would have lowered the previous mark of 3:06.76.

In the end, however, Antoino Watson, who took Petersfield across the line in 2nd, was handed the victory in 3:10.64 ahead of JC 3:10.93.

FOS 5052In the girls’ final event, Shiann Salmon, the 400/400mH double winner, impressive anchor leg runner, prevented a fitting end for Edwin Allen.

Hydel topped the 4x400m final in 3:33.71 ahead of Edwin Allen 3:37.86 and Holmwood 3:38.11.

Hydel finished second with 289 points, just four points ahead of Holmwood 285.
St. Jago 178 and Vere 105.5 rounded off the top five.

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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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