It was perhaps one of the most exciting days of Boys and Girls Champs in years with a number of records and close finishes characterizing the day.
The Points standings for the top five schools in the Boys' section after 17 events are as follows, Jamaica College 115, Kingston College 113, Calabar 110, Wolmers 51, and St. Jago 35.
Over on the girl’s side the points standings after 19 finals for the top five schools are, Edwin Allen 157.50, Holmwood Technical 118.50, St. Jago 88, Vere Technical 80, and Hydel 52.
There were a number of outstanding performances on day four of the championships. It was an easy looking Jevaughn Matherson who cruised to a new record of 10.85 in the Class 3 100m. Delano Williams on a new national senior record for Turks and Caicos 10.28secs running for Munro College. His team mate and SenojJay Givans, made it one two for Munro with he came second with a time of 10.45. It’s Delano’s last champs.
Monique Spencer of Edwin Allen took the class one girls 100m final in 11.59 over Kedeisha Dallas of Holmwood 11.67.
Omar Macleod (KC) ran a record 49.98 to win the boys 400 metres hurdles open, the first schoolboy to run under 50 seconds. Jorel Bellafonte (Calabar) wins the boys class 1 1500 metres in 3:58.78. Taska Johnson of Vere won the class 1 girls 1500 metres in 4:35.10.
One of the highlights of the day saw the Holmwood duo of Lisa Buchanan, right, and shanieke Watson crossing the finish line hugging each other in the girls class two 1500m final. Many thought it was the ultimate display of team spirit.
Clive Pullen won his second gold medal at this year’s championships, with a leap of 15.83 metres in the boys class one triple jump.
It all comes down tomorrow to which school has been able to place its athletes in the finals on Saturday.
The final day gets underway at 1:30pm with the boys Javelin throw open event and culminates with the 4x400metre relay open for boys.