Kimar Farquharson led his team home in style at Gibson McCook Relays
Kimar Farquharson led his team home in style at Gibson McCook Relays

Calabar, led by an impressive anchor leg by Kimar Farquharson, won the boys’ 4x800m open at Gibson McCook Relays at the National Stadium on Saturday, February 23.

Farquharson, who received the baton some 15 meters behind Jamaica College (JC), quickly made up ground before taking charge in the homestretch. He took Calabar across the line in 7:31.71, a new championship record.

JC 7:32.18 and Kingston College (KC) 7:34.78 were second and third respectively.

In the female section, Edwin Allen dominated with 8:58.00. They won way ahead of St. Mary 9:09.95 and Holmwood 9:17.35.

Enid Bennett produced a shocker in the boys 1600m medley. They crossed the line in 3:25.99 ahead of KC 3:27.27 and Holmwood 3:27.79.

The Queens School, thanks to a brilliant leg from Daszay Freeman, stunned their rivals in the girls’ 1600m medley relay. Queens’ 4:00.83 just got them across the line just ahead of Holmwood 4:00.86.

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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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