Danielle Sloely of Immaculate, in producing the upset of Champs 2018 Day 2, took with her the five-year championship record in the Class 2 girls’ shot put.

Sloely, who entered Champs, according to the experts to finish fourth, rose to the occasion with a massive 15.99m to erase the 15.93m set in 2013 by Edwin Allen’s Rochelle Frazer.

Vere’s Marie Forbes lived up to her second place billing with 14.79, so too did third place Aliesha Shaw of Rusea’s with 14.65m.

Favorite Kelisha Shaw of Rusea’s finished out of the medals, fifth with 13.76m.

Gabrielle Bailey of St. Jago upstaged Edwin Allen’s record holder Fiona Richards to take the Class 1 girls’ discus title. Bailey threw 48.93m to Richards’ 48.06m.

After two contested finals, Rusea’s lead the girls’ section with 16 points, seven more than Saint Jago with nine, Immaculate, nine, Edwin Allen, eight, and Holmwood, eight.

Calabar out front on 25 points

On the male side, Calabar took the quinella in the Class 2 boys’ long jump final. Lamar Reid and Jordan Turner, both recorded identical 7.23m marks, but the former was given the victory, despite his wind reading of 2.9m/s exceeding the 2.0m/s allowable limit and Reid’s own was 1.6m/s.

Kavian Kerr of St. Jago pocketed the bronze medal with a leap of 7.18m.

The Red Hills Road-based Calabar took away 16 points from the event to march into the lead after two finals with 25 points, eight more than KC, 17, Saint Jago, nine, and Wolmer’s, eight.

The Class 1 long jump was the day’s other boys’ final, which saw favorite Kingston College’s (KC) Wayne Pinnock, in his first senior year, missing the record by 10cm. His 7.77m mark got the better of Calabar’s Alexander Thompson, 7.56m.

In the 4x100m relays heats, all the contenders, except for Edwin Allen’s disqualification in the Class 4 girls and Calabar in Class 3, booked their places in Saturday’s finals.

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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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