Aryamanya Rodgers’ record breaking 2000-metre steeplechase run handed Kingston College (KC) the lead at the end of day 3 of the 2018 Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Championships. The five-day event, Champs, is being staged at the National Stadium in Kingston.

Rodgers, who took control of the race from very early, stretched his lead to cross the finish line in 5:49.46secs, breaking the 2016 old mark of 5:53.14, set by St. Jago’s Thaleetio Green.

And as the experts predicted, Calabar High’s Rivaldo Marshall, who worked hard to catch Rodgers, was second across the line in 5:57.46, and Tarees Rhoden, also of KC, third in 6:01.70.

Kc now moved into the lead with 69 points, just five ahead of Calabar, 64, and Jamaica College (JC), 36.

In the girls’ open event, Edwin Allen finished 1-3 with Aneisha Ingram, 7:07.02 and Jeima Davis, 7:17.89. Samantha Pryce of Holmwood came in-between with 7:09.35.

At the end of six finals scored on the girls’ side, Edwin Allen took over the lead with 45 points, ahead of Hydel, 32, and Holmwood, 29.

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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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