Javar Thomas of Calabar takes gold in the Boys Class 2 Triple Jump with a personal best of 15.23m at Champs 2021

After two finals on Friday’s (14 May) opening session, former champions Calabar stamped their authority on proceedings at the 2021 ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships.

Calabar picked up 29 points in the two finals, Class 1 boys’ shot put and Class 2 boys’ triple jump, at the National Stadium, in Kingston. They now moved to 109 points, behind KC, 141 and JC, 140.5.

Kobe Lawrence of Calabar put the Class 1 boys’ shot out to 19.00 meters to take gold. Christopher Young of Edwin Allen spoiled Calabar’s 1-2 party with an 18.30m effort for silver.

Denzs Simonds, with 17.26m, picked up third for Calabar.

Javar Thomas secured Calabar’s second victory. He topped the Class 2 boys’ triple jump with a hop-skip jump of 15.23m. Thomas’ teammate Nathan Wade picked up five points as he finished fourth with 14.60m.

Kingston College’s (KC) Jaydon Hibbert finished second with 15.15m, and Michael Curriah of Jamaica College (JC) ended third with 14.61m

Asia McKay of Edwin Allen cleared 1.62m to take the Class 4 girls’ high jump title. She outclassed Jayla Williams of St. Jago, who cleared 1.55m and Rhianna Lewis of Rhodes Hall, 1.50m.

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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.


  1. Boys standing after 21 finals
    1) Kingston College 164
    2) Jamaica College 154.50
    3) Calabar High 129
    4) St. Elizabeth Technical 74
    5) St. Jago High 61
    6) Edwin Allen High 46
    7) Wolmer’s Boys School 34.50
    8) Excelsior High 25
    9) Maggotty High 11
    10) Clarendon College 9


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