Calabar and Edwin Allen poised to retain their champs titles

By Kayon Raynor

 

A quick analysis of the situation as it relates to which teams are likely to win the Boy's and Girl's titles as Champs 2013 draws to a close today, leads one to predict that Calabar and Edwin Allen should retain their titles.

While it seems quite straight forward on the girls side with Edwin Allen having more athletes in the 26 finals to be contested, it is a bit more complicated on the boys side where 24 gold medals and more importantly points are up grabs.

The fact is that title holders Edwin Allen, with 157.5 points, start the day 39 points ahead of closest rival Holmwood with 118.5. But St. Jago and Vere Technical with 88 and 80 respectively, will be keeping close watch.

The boys section requires are far more critical analysis based on a breakdown of finalists of the top three schools.

Baring unforseen errors like what occurred in the class three 1500m on Friday, Calabar which starts today with 30 individual finalists and five in the relays, should win comfortably.

With that said, any slip up by the Red Hill Road standard bearer, will see Kingston College with 28 finalists (24 individuals & 4 relays), ready to strike.

Jamaica College, who will start the day leading with 115 points, 3 ahead of K.C and 5 more than Calabar, are in 26 finals (21 individual & 5 relays) and cannot be written on.


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