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Day 5 Boys Preview: Fasten your seat belts

Day 5 Boys Preview: Fasten your seat belts

Many, especially the throngs of Calabar supporters believe its all over bar the shouting with only an unlikely calamitous collapse on Day 5 standing between the Red Hills Road standard bearers and their 4th consecutive lien on the Mortimer Geddes Trophy, the coveted symbol of boys high school track and field supremacy in Jamaica. Calabar […]

Day 4 Girls Review: Surging St. Jago dominate sprints

Day 4 Girls Review: Surging St. Jago dominate sprints

Edwin Allen High kept on course to defend their title closing Day 4 on top after some dramatic and keenly contested action on the track and in the field events. The Frankfield based institution enters the final day in the driving seat but history has taught them that complacency is not an option. Despite the […]

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Girls’ Champs Preview: When the dust settles…

Girls’ Champs Preview: When the dust settles…

Defending champions Edwin Allen fired on all cylinders to easily win Girls Champs in 2014. However, they lost a number of stalwarts including Monique Spencer, Camira Haughton, Marleena Eubanks and Claudette Allen to name a few but such is the depth of the squad that many expect them to take the title back to Clarendon. […]

Day 2 review: Fortis Falling, Lions Roaring, Two Records Tumble

Day 2 review: Fortis Falling, Lions Roaring, Two Records Tumble

At the end of Day 3, Kingston College (KC) appeared down for the count having suffered a potentially fatal body blow in their quest to tame the lions and cubs of the Calabar. KC’s ace Class Two sprinter Jhevaughn Matherson pulled up in his semi-final of the 200m as supporters of the North Street giants […]

Thrills, Spills and 'Awesome' Wasome highlight Boys action on Day 2

Thrills, Spills and ‘Awesome’ Wasome highlight Boys action on Day 2

Three finals were contested on Day 2 and as expected Jamaica College won two to end the on top of the Boys’ standings with 28 points ahead of title favourites Calabar on 16 points. Kingston College had a sub par day finishing on 7 points. Youth Olympic Silver medalist in the Long Jump, Obrien Wasome […]

Champs 2015 Day 1 Review – Boys

Champs 2015 Day 1 Review – Boys

Many were expecting Calabar’s 400m phenom Christopher Taylor to attack the Class Two 400m record in much the same way he did the Class Three record in 2014 and the gifted Taylor did his utmost to oblige but fell short. Nevertheless, the 15 year old excited the larger than usual 1st day crowd with a […]

Champs 2015 Day 1 Review - Girls

Champs 2015 Day 1 Review – Girls

With no final scheduled for Tuesday’s opening day the preliminaries in all four sprint hurdles, three 400m events, High Jump Class One, shot put Class Two, Long Jump Class Two and the Discus Class One took the spotlight as the Girls’ section of Champs 2015 got underway. The main protagonists for the Girls’ title had […]

Jamaican robotics team making waves in Massachusetts

Jamaican robotics team making waves in Massachusetts

Each year Halls of Learning​ takes members of its Lego Yuh Mind Robotics Club to compete in the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) state championships of Massachusetts at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 2 teams were entered in competition: Lego Yuh Mind – Coders Lego Yuh Mind – Builders. Each team presented a research project and also built […]

Ties that Bind - Champs preview

Ties that Bind – Champs preview

It’s ‘Champs’ time again and the banter gets louder as arguably the most prestigious high school track and field championship in the world looms. Social media is all abuzz with anticipation, predictions, friendly and not so friendly disses as keyboard and touch screen coaches, strategist, “wagonists”, analysts, experts and even the non-aligned has his say. […]

The Rise of the Quarter-milers – Expect six sub 46 at ‘Champs’

The Rise of the Quarter-milers – Expect six sub 46 at ‘Champs’

In 2014 when Javon Francis decimated Usain Bolt’s Class One Boys 400m record, many saw it as a potential rebirth for Jamaica which has a rich heritage in the event. His 45.00 seconds flat left tongues wagging and was undoubtedly one of the performances of the meet perhaps only topped by Jaheel Hyde’s breathtaking 49.49 […]